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Origin of self-defense
OTHER WORDS FROM self-defenseself-de·fen·sive, adjective
Words nearby self-defense
Example sentences from the Web for self-defense
I went into the audition as Fericito, the Venezuelan percussionist, and then I did a self-defense expert.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The fliers, Ancona explained, are meant to educate people on what rights they legally have to use lethal force in self-defense.The Klan’s Call to Violence in Ferguson Blows the Lid Off Its Hypocritical Rebrand|Caitlin Dickson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exceptions are granted for self-defense, or when the U.N. Security Council specifically authorizes it.
She said she believes Wilson acted in self-defense, but if she were convinced otherwise, she would close down her support group.Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Has a Serious Online Fan Club|Gideon Resnick|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They fire round after round in “self-defense” without thought of justice because for them justice does not exist.Men Without a Country: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, My Father and Me|Arthur Chu|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, if it did, Switzerland would in self-defense be bound to oppose the decision!The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference|Emile Joseph Dillon
No one would ever believe that the blow had been struck in self-defense.The Real Man|Francis Lynde
"I didn't want her to carry none," said Jim, more eager about self-defense than grammar.The Ice Queen|Ernest Ingersoll
Happy Benvenuto with his Parisian halo, which did not interfere with the manly arts of self-defense!The Gentle Reader|Samuel McChord Crothers
In self-defense these societies must be organized, and this sort of thing done away.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke