Definition of 'self-preservation'
Example sentences containing 'self-preservation'
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I think self-preservation will kick in and look after me and the bike. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Tory party has confirmed its instinct for self-preservation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Thanks to my instinct for self-preservation, we made it. The Sun (2006)His natural instinct is self-preservation, but he always does the right thing in the end. The Sun (2007)The enemy was marching on the capital, and the instinctive craving for art had to yield to the brute instinct of self-preservation. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)
Trends of 'self-preservation'
Used Rarely. self-preservation is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of self-preservation from the Collins English Dictionary
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