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Synonyms for self-defense

the act of defending yourself

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We will further consolidate our self-defensive nuclear deterrence aimed at fundamentally eradicating the U.
Kim New Yearآ's address came during a visit to the Ministry of People's Armed Forces to congratulate personnel on the "successful" detonation" describing it as "a self-defensive step for reliably defending the peace on the Korean Peninsula and the region .
It is a fractured memory; proud, self-defensive, self protective; and also caring and careful.
The vast majority of gun uses in self-defensive situations end up with the perpetrator, robber or mugger being shot or in police custody.
Wilson and her colleagues unanimously upheld the lower court and ruled, "Women are entitled to use self-defensive violence-pre-emptive violence even--when protecting themselves against battering husbands.
It is highly unacceptable that the UNSC condemns our self-defensive rocket tests.
The UN Security Council, shutting its eyes to the US madcap nuclear exercises, 'denounced' (our) self-defensive rocket launching drills to cope with them as a 'violation of resolutions'.
Unlike most feminists, I have long been a supporter of the death penalty for any type of killing but the most self-defensive kind, for the simple fact that the more womanmurdering scum are forced to meet their maker, the better.
The martial arts are self-defensive skills comprising an admixture of traditional Karate, Kong Fu, Olympic games, free and Roman wrestling, Judo, Taekwondo and Boxing.
We will take physical actions aimed at expanding and strengthening our self-defensive military forces, including nuclear deterrence," the ministry said.
He notes that the Qur'an advocates self-defensive war but not beginning hostilities.
Are there self-defensive strategies that we can teach them?
Mike Penning, Minister of Shipping for the Department of Transport in the UK, said the adoption of more self-defensive measures by private shipping companies to fend off pirate attacks is certainly helping to stem the onslaught of marauding pirates.
The North Korean supreme command, however, defended the shelling in Thursday's report, saying, ''It was a legitimate self-defensive step against the provocateurs who dared to make a clumsy fire on the inviolable territorial waters of the DPRK despite its army's advance warning.
Belfast) explores the state of international law regarding self-defensive preemptions by states in the wake of war or blatant abuse of it by the US in invading and occupying an Iraq that posed no possible threat.