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self-slaughter

[self-slaw-ter]
noun
  1. suicide.
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Origin of self-slaughter

First recorded in 1595–1605
Related formsself-slaugh·tered, adjective
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Examples from the Web for self-slaughter

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Unicorns

    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.