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Origin of self-preservation
OTHER WORDS FROM self-preservationself-pre·serv·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for self-preservation
The cynical will note that fundamentalist charismatics do have some sense of self-preservation.
One motivation for Republicans might be self-preservation alone.
Traditionally, people who make their living giving and taking punches have not paid much heed to the law of self-preservation.Boxers, Be Brave and Quit Before Your Brain Turns to Mush|Gordon Marino|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Could Jagger and the Stones pull off a similar feat of reinvention and self-preservation?
It was just another shameful act of self-preservation from a singularly evil man.
He was not in bad health, he was not lazy, or given to self-preservation, but he had little impulse to activity of any sort.Thomas Wingfold, Curate|George MacDonald
Self-preservation should not be the object most studied by a party.The Religion of Politics|Ezra S. Gannett
Ours was the right of self-preservation by superior strength.North-Pole Voyages|Zachariah Atwell Mudge
"Self-preservation is the first law of nature," quoted the Shaggy Man.The Emerald City of Oz|L. Frank Baum
The sentiment of self-preservation and the desire of booty kept them constantly on the alert.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace