One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Behavior that causes serious harm to oneself.‘problem gamblers on a path to self-destruction’‘the disorienting psychology of addiction and self-destruction’
- ‘A series of masterpieces followed, stories of male mortification leading to self-destruction.’
- ‘In effect, pursuing the American Dream leads to his self-destruction.’
- ‘It suits an artist of immense gifts way better than self-destruction.’
- ‘He has made a career out of exploring the darker side of the human psyche, of exposing obsessive characters who seem hell-bent on self-destruction.’
- ‘His protagonists, with few exceptions, are driven to self-destruction or weakened to the point of being destroyed.’
- ‘She's a character who is completely alone and on the edge of complete self-destruction.’
- ‘Other corporate labels distort classical definitions to the point of mutual self-destruction.’
- ‘She is eager to please her lost father, to the point of self-destruction.’
- ‘According to the rules that drive this particular fetish, anything short of self-destruction is just going through the motions.’
- ‘He serves as her obligatory romantic interest, the guy who saves her from self-destruction.’
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