selfdefense

[ self-di-fens, self- ]
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELFDEFENSE

In selfdefense the South American states doubled their contributions.

In selfdefense all strangers were instantly put to death and in retaliation the invading throngs spared no native.

It has been necessary to turn machineguns on the immigrant boats—purely in selfdefense.