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Self-annihilation   Listen
noun
Self-annihilation  n.  Annihilation by one's own acts; annihilation of one's desires.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Self-annihilation" Quotes from Famous Books



... own selves. Eight hundred years before St. Antony fled into the desert, that young Hindoo rajah, whom men call Buddha now, had fled into the forest, leaving wives and kingdom, to find rest for his soul. He denounced caste; he preached poverty, asceticism, self-annihilation. He founded a religion, like that of the old hermits, democratic and ascetic, with its convents, saint- worships, pilgrimages, miraculous relics, rosaries, and much more, which strangely anticipates the monastic religion; and his followers, to this day, are more numerous than ...
— The Hermits • Charles Kingsley



Words linked to "Self-annihilation" :   kill, killing, suttee, hara-kiri, self-destruction, harakiri, putting to death, assisted suicide



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