- self-defense (n.)
- 1650s, "act of defending oneself," first attested in Hobbes, from self- + defense. In sports sense, first with reference to fencing (1728), then boxing (1820s).
- 1. He has never exhibited the self-confidence, bordering on arrogance, of his predecessor.
- 2. I felt so self-conscious under Luke's mother's intense gaze.
- 3. She has now changed into a happy, self-confident woman.
- 4. He is being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
- 5. She summoned up all her pity for him, to smother her self-pity.
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