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- n. self-defence
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Self-defense.
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- n. the act of defending yourself
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Some call this obvious ploy a mind game, others call it self-protection with a little bit of hypocrisy sprinkled in for good measure.
My judgement is that one of the first things to be done with these people, to qualify them for citizenship, for self-protection and self-support, is to impress upon them the family obligations.
As much as Kanye is able to advocate for self-protection though pre-nuptials, there are still many people--celebrities included--who choose not to write up pre-marital agreements.
In evaluating what someone tells you, it is sensible to provide some margin for puffery, self-protection and defense of one's staff.
Any restrictions that limit the availability of guns for criminal purposes also limit their availability for self-protection.
Victims who use guns for defense in crime incidents are less likely to be injured or lose property than otherwise similar victims who either do nothing to resist or adopt other self-protection strategies.
There is strong empirical evidence showing that the use of guns for self-protection is both frequent and effective.
For reasons of self-protection and self-respect, we need an alternative to the fake stability of Gadhafism or militant Islam.
And the fact that he saved Vance's life by providing him with a knife for self-protection back in "Enemies Domestic" doesn't mean they're destined to kiss and make up any time soon.
That's what the Tucson shooter was using - what I would consider a legitimate weapon to have a Glock 9mm and ammunition way beyond anything anyone would need for self-protection.