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I went into the audition as Fericito, the Venezuelan percussionist, and then I did a self-defense expert.

The fliers, Ancona explained, are meant to educate people on what rights they legally have to use lethal force in self-defense.

Exceptions are granted for self-defense, or when the U.N. Security Council specifically authorizes it.

The modern air forces built by autocratic Arab monarchies are designed primarily for self-defense, not attack.

She said she believes Wilson acted in self-defense, but if she were convinced otherwise, she would close down her support group.

And he was so infernally insistent about it, that she was forced to pull up and get away from the post in self-defense.

We did not wish to shoot them, but they forced us to do so in self-defense.

Yet, after all, despite his vow to his father, this had been actual self-defense.

It was only those directly at Red's back who saw the swift play, and to their eyes it bore the seeming of self-defense.

These men depended upon making a case of self-defense, and looked to him to see them through.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-defense, such as: conservation, insurance, preservation, safeguard, safety, and security.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.