Definition of self-protection in English:


Line breaks: self-protec¦tion
Pronunciation: /sɛlfprəˈtɛkʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • Protection of oneself or itself.
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    • 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.



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  • 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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