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self-amputation

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Autotomy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In fact, 127 Hours sort of produced its own urban legend in Telluride, where it was reported that at least two audience members in different theaters needed medical attention after passing out during the brutally realistic scene when Ralston, played by James Franco (above), goes through with the self-amputation.

    Michael Bialas: Denver Film Festival's Bloody Good Show: 127 Hours , Black Swan

  • Danny Boyle's 127 Hours might have triggered some audience members to drop like flies at its unflinching portrayal of a trapped climber's self-amputation, but James Franco's lead performance as the desperate limb-hacker was only just surpassed by Portman's and Colin Firth's in The King's Speech as the festival's buzz turn for an actor.

    The King's Speech rules Toronto film festival

  • James Franco plays real-life rock climber Aron Ralston who made headlines when he resorted to self-amputation to free himself from a boulder that pinned his arm to a canyon wall for five days in 2003.

    '127 Hours' Causes Fainting, Vomiting, Seizures

  • In fact, 127 Hours sort of produced its own urban legend in Telluride, where it was reported that at least two audience members in different theaters needed medical attention after passing out during the brutally realistic scene when Ralston, played by James Franco above, goes through with the self-amputation.

    Michael Bialas: Denver Film Festival's Bloody Good Show: 127 Hours , Black Swan

  • One of McLuhan's well known aphorisms puts the issue as follows: “Every technological extension is a -biologcal- self-amputation”1964 p45 When we develop machines to perform work for us those parts of our anatomy which were once involved in those physical task become inactive and begin to atrophy.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Reports of frostbite and self-amputation are common in the historic record.

    Winter: Cruel & Unusual

  • Perhaps more as a tactic to delay thinking about self-amputation and less as a truly productive effort, I decide to work on an easier option—chipping away the rock to free my arm.

    127 Hours

  • So it seems that Elliott is saying something a little different and more believable: that the description and official sanction of apotemnophilia by doctors, not the mere concept of self-amputation, is what leads people to consider it.

    Historical ideations of starvation and amputation.

  • He'd tried being a beggar, and he just looked too healthy, too strong; not all the paste-and-henna sores in the world would convince people he was really suffering, not unless he did undergo a self-amputation.

    The White Gryphon

  • Still, many would probably rather just see the US avoid the potential devastating impact of the world's largest economy defaulting on their debt before inflicting self-amputation.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

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