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Self-annihilation   /sɛlf-ənˌaɪəlˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Self-annihilation

noun
1.
The act of killing yourself.  Synonyms: self-destruction, suicide.






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"Self-annihilation" Quotes from Famous Books



... and who, with a terrible logical consistency, had rejected everything of the earth as "unholy," "worldly," "sinful"—this people put its instinct into a final formula that was logical to the point of self-annihilation: as Christianity it actually denied even the last form of reality, the "holy people," the "chosen people," Jewish reality itself. The phenomenon is of the first order of importance: the small insurrectionary movement which took the name of ...
— The Antichrist • F. W. Nietzsche

... threatened. And if this is life, is not Buddha right in regarding life as synonymous with evil since it means perpetual restlessness and endless war? Repose according to the Buddhist is only to be found in annihilation. The art of self-annihilation, of escaping the world's vast machinery of suffering, and the misery of renewed existence—the art of reaching Nirvana, is to him the supreme art, the only means of deliverance. The Christian says to God: Deliver ...
— Amiel's Journal • Mrs. Humphry Ward



Words linked to "Self-annihilation" :   hara-kiri, kill, harikari, putting to death, seppuku, assisted suicide, suttee, harakiri, killing, felo-de-se



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