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synonyms for suicide

  • hara-kiri
  • mélange
  • self-destruction
  • self-immolation
  • seppuku
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How to use suicide in a sentence

But I cannot imagine myself committing suicide—talk about ugly words!
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Amongst the prisoners were several provincial governors, one of whom attempted to commit suicide.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
If you fight in your boots, we must all do the same, and for myself—well, I have not come here to commit suicide.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
We had hardly lost sight of the slaver before one of our own crew had nearly committed suicide.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
But that arch-fiend had been deserted by the majority of his followers, and he was babbling of suicide to his fellow Brahmins.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The same is true of a stipulation insuring against death by suicide while sane.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
The streets were literally thronged with children of all ages; no sign of race suicide in this bit of Lincolnshire.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
He said something to the effect that his boy had committed suicide, and some rubbish about missing papers.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Some were killed, others committed suicide on the burning barges, and the rest were forced to surrender like whipped curs.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
The question of vernaculars as media of instruction is of national importance; neglect of the vernaculars means national suicide.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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