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self-protection

Syllabification: self-pro·tec·tion

Definition of self-protection in English:

noun

Protection of oneself or itself.
Example sentences
  • It is here that government is most likely to be acting on the basis of illegitimate considerations such as self-protection, or protection of powerful private groups.
  • Its message is not only protection of kin but self-protection.
  • I believe that we have an inner sense of self-protection and a fierce protectiveness for our children.

Derivatives

self-protective

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Although even earlier thinkers such as Hume, Gibbon, and Voltaire (to name the most notable) had attacked Christianity and superstition, they usually did so under the cover of self-protective irony.
  • How could they participate in an effort that could defend their values, advocate more opening, more understanding, a better and wider vision of the world, and counteract the ongoing self-protective and reactionary state of minds?
  • He was also a self-protective bachelor who fell in love and got married in his 40s, but that comes in the next volume of letters.

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