law of the jungle


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law of the jungle

n
a state of ruthless competition or self-interest
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Father Wolf began angrily--"By the Law of the Jungle he has no right to change his quarters without due warning.
The Law of the Jungle, which never orders anything without a reason, forbids every beast to eat Man except when he is killing to show his children how to kill, and then he must hunt outside the hunting grounds of his pack or tribe.
The Law of the Jungle lays down very clearly that any wolf may, when he marries, withdraw from the Pack he belongs to.
Now, the Law of the Jungle lays down that if there is any dispute as to the right of a cub to be accepted by the Pack, he must be spoken for by at least two members of the Pack who are not his father and mother.
O Akela, and ye the Free People," he purred, "I have no right in your assembly, but the Law of the Jungle says that if there is a doubt which is not a killing matter in regard to a new cub, the life of that cub may be bought at a price.
I have obeyed the Law of the Jungle, and there is no wolf of ours from whose paws I have not pulled a thorn.
For it is my right, by the Law of the Jungle, that ye come one by one.
More I cannot do; but if ye will, I can save ye the shame that comes of killing a brother against whom there is no fault--a brother spoken for and bought into the Pack according to the Law of the Jungle.
By the Law of the Jungle it is death to kill at the drinking-places when once the Water Truce has been declared.
Now Tarzan felt no fear of Taug, nor did the unwritten law of the jungle demand that he should flee from battle with any male, unless he cared to from purely personal reasons.
One section of the law of the jungle is held to be particularly important in this film.
This item of The Law of the Jungle aims to prevent the stronger from bullying and killing the weaker so that every one can live in peace.