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  • verb do away with oneself or itself


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  • And now that we've poured fuel on the civil war in Iraq, they will soon self-destroy as well.

    The March to the Edge of the Cliff 2007

  • In the body of LUCA, these atoms are driven in a perfect and efficient transport system, if not, the whole system self-destroy and LUCA dies. - latest science and technology news stories 2009

  • Merkel is the cold Machiavellian tactician, who applies former chancellor Helmut Kohl's paradigm of waiting longer than anyone else (letting others self-destroy), and who in public projects the perception of an Aunt of the Nation standing above petty party politics.

    European Tribune 2009

  • They found distinct differences in the way apoptosis - or programmed cell death - operates, suggesting that humans do not "self-destroy" cells as effectively as chimpanzees do.

    innovations-report 2009

  • At least if I grow tired of it after 2-3 weeks, it will automatically self-destroy with its handy RROD function!

    CNET 2008

  • The truth of the matter is however, that somewhere along the way we each self-destroy that power and validate it to "the powers that be.

    Michael DeJong: Risky Runoff: From Fish-Roe to Ritalin (My Reaction to "Poisoned Waters," a Recent PBS Frontline Story) 2009

  • Personally, I couldn’t care less about that - I am happy to believe that He takes an interest in us and would rather not see us self-destroy my religion is about my personal relationship with God - not about his ineffable plans for the whole of the Universe which is a tad too big thinking for me.

    Intelligent Design vs. Creationism - The Panda's Thumb 2005

  • Save fucking personal freedom to self-diminish and self-destroy.

    Charlottesville Blogs 2009


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