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noun as in hara-kiri

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Or is it “a beautiful flare of ruin, self-immolation, disaster?”

In higher-income countries, self-immolation was rare and most often carried out by males, many of whom had a psychiatric history.

Kent Sepkowitz looks at the centuries-long practice of self-immolation—and why it persists from India to Vietnam to Iran.

Self-immolation has been around for centuries, having been intermittently practiced by protesting monks in the East.

A review of one aspect (PDF) of the problem—copy-cat self-immolation—provides additional detail.

Self-immolation were easy in comparison with the infliction of one pang on her.

Even if this reads like slavery or self-immolation, what do you care?

To wish Senta had a reasonable cause for her ecstasy of self-immolation is, of course, to wish the Dutchman were not the Dutchman.

These acts of self-immolation were esteemed exceedingly meritorious.

Then, and only then, under the eyes of an uncomprehending sex, did the true caliber of Gavans self-immolation flash upon her.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-immolation, such as: disembowelment, seppuku, belly cutting, and ceremonious suicide.

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