Origin of self-slaughter

First recorded in 1595–1605
Related formsself-slaugh·tered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-slaughter

Historical Examples of self-slaughter

  • To her the plague was better than self-slaughter, as self-slaughter was better than pollution.

    The Proud Prince

    Justin Huntly McCarthy

  • Wealth, too, may become an incitement to self-slaughter from sheer disgust.


    James Huneker

  • No imaginable crisis in his affairs could have convinced him to self-slaughter.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • When he fled from the chalet, it was with self-slaughter in his heart.

    The Flight of the Shadow

    George MacDonald

  • That self-slaughter by an insane man or a lunatic was not suicide within the meaning of the law.