self-preservation

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self-pres·er·va·tion

(sĕlf′prĕz′ər-vā′shən)
n.
1. Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
2. The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.

self-preservation

n
the preservation of oneself from danger or injury, esp as a basic instinct

self′-preserva′tion



n.
preservation of oneself from harm or destruction.
[1605–15]
self′-preserv′ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-preservation - preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency
preservation, saving - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
Translations

self-preservation

[ˌselfprezəˈveɪʃən] Nautopreservación f, propia conservación f

self-preservation

[ˈsɛlfˌprɛzəˈveɪʃn] nistinto di conservazione

self-preservation

(ˈselfprezəˈveiʃən) noun
the natural inclination towards the protection of oneself from harm, danger etc. Self-preservation is our strongest instinct.
References in classic literature ?
No doubt self preservation meant also the preservation of these conditions.
They at least would have sheltered me from spies and busybodies; they at least would have secured the peace and privacy of one who was no hero in fact or spirit, whose noblest deed was a piece of self preservation which he wished undone with all his heart.
The elected are more bent on self preservation than the preservation of health care.
Health experts have termed healthy living practices as the keep to longer life and self preservation.
Despite reconstruction going through, the reek of self preservation within the SPL remains in the shape of the play-off system Neil Doncaster has helped push through.
Without the band's banal, repetitive repertoire of The Great Escape, The Self Preservation Society and God Save the Queen, accompanied by Neanderthal grunting.
It ranges from the absurd to the ridiculous, generates more heat than light and some suggestions smack of self preservation dressed up as an attempt to solve the problem.
In his aim for self preservation, he sacrifices others in order to survive.
My belief is that supply and demand became unbalanced, showing that greed overtakes self preservation.
However, as self preservation is not so easily understood by most drivers here, it would perhaps make more sense to drop the illegality of not wearing a safety belt, but at the same time making post-accident injuries wholly the responsibility of the person not wearing one, with the other party not being liable at all.
Meanwhile, the Self Preservation League continues to make a mockery of Scottish football.
All this jockeying does accomplish one thing: It highlights that, once elected, politicians tend to be more concerned with the politics of self preservation rather than the real problems facing the state.