self-murder


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self-murder

n
old-fashioned suicide
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Self-murder itself became the subject of my serious deliberation; and I had certainly resolved on it, had not a more shameful, though perhaps less sinful, thought expelled it from my head.
He pressed his finger on his lip, and drew the child along by narrow courts and winding ways, nor did he seem at ease until they had left it far behind, often casting a backward look towards it, murmuring that ruin and self-murder were crouching in every street, and would follow if they scented them; and that they could not fly too fast.
Toleration, in that instance, would have been self-murder, and many other examples might be alleged, in which their necessary measures of self-defence have been exaggerated into cruelty, and their most indispensable precautions distorted into persecution.
Geneva, Dhu-AlHijjah 17, 1436, October 01, 2015, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed that Islamic law ensured justice, and kept the rights to all without discrimination, was keen to ensure the right to life for all, and prevented self-murder and made retribution an instrument of justice, and insurance for the right of life and interests of the community.
and attitudes toward suicide (Cross argues the public furor surrounding his self-murder actually saved lives rather than inspiring "copycats").