self-consuming love

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consuming one's self or itself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consuming one's self or itself.

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Examples

  • Without distorting the play's meaning, Mr. Heaney has subtly emphasized its continuing relevance, placing lines in the mouths of the chorus that liken the furious Philoctetes' self-consuming desire for revenge to the irredentist madness of Northern Ireland, the land of the poet's birth: So hope for a great sea-change / On the far side of revenge.

    The Warrior's Dilemma

  • They are all-consuming and self-consuming at the same time.

    Deepak Chopra: How To Love Your Enemies (Really)

  • Fundamental policy changes are needed here, changes that must firstly, cease construction and secondly, commit in deeds and not just in empty rhetoric to a two-state solution or the Netanyahu government runs the risk of the settlements becoming a self-consuming cancer.

    Alon Ben-Meir: The Settlers' Movement Is a Threat to Peace and Israel's Existence

  • Ahhhh … the fumes of Pea-baggers self-consuming implosion ….

    Think Progress » Ron Paul’s CPAC Win Highlights Raging Rift Between Libertarians And Social Conservatives

  • In a topsy-turvy age that often turned trash into art and art into trash, that gaily pursued topical fascination and ephemeral performances and showed a real genius for self-consuming artifacts -- an age that sometimes valued art too little because it loved raw life too much -- novels were written that are among the handful of art-works, few enough in any age, that are likely to endure.

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • The box then becomes a self-consuming furnace; the waxed cloth and tightly packed straw make stupendous fuel.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • And without some humility, ideologies run away with themselves and become self-consuming.

    Rediscovering Values

  • This should be the goal, not self-consuming class envy or redistribution of wealth by central planners.

    Pass-Throughs Pay Tax Either Way

  • Design for web sites and other electronic media is frequently a derivative process, with ideas being copied from site to site in an endlessly self-consuming cycle, so sometimes it pays to seek inspiration from a different field.

    Learn better design from book designers | Lifehacker Australia

  • Call me self-involved and after one thousand words of this tale, how could you not? but I thought this episode made a good story, one that captured the self-consuming experience of my depression, that provided a natural springboard into its history, that commented on my professional interest in the subject and my skepticism about what the doctors were up to.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

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