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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-STARTING

Believe me, that kid is self-starting, but he isn't self stopping.

His hand was on the self-starting device which put the powerful motor in operation.

This engine was self-starting, gave an ignition at every revolution, and ignited without external flame.

Save that you drove yourself and that the car was a two-seater, with a self-starting arrangement, I can tell you nothing.

At last Clarke had to order him to abandon the play until he could cure himself of this self-starting habit.

"At least they haven't cribbed our self-starting device," exclaimed Peggy, as she saw.

WORD ORIGIN

1894, of engines, 1960, of persons (especially workers), from self- + starter. Self-starting (adj.), of motors, is attested from 1866.

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