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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Self-inflicted inflicted by one's self
    • ***


  • Andrew Carnegie
    “All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.”
  • Walter Russell
    Walter Russell
    “Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.”
  • Sebastian Coe
    Sebastian Coe
    “All pressure is self-inflicted. It's what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.”
  • Eric Butterworth
    “SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.


In literature:

All these were undoubtedly self-inflicted.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
The best we could reasonably wish for was death in combat, or self-inflicted.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
It was a deliberate self-inflicted Crucifixion of the Christ in him, as an offering to the Apollo in him.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
The wound could not have been self-inflicted.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
If ever man received punishment for a self-inflicted wrong it was John Yule.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
The death of the Baroness de Vibray was voluntary and self-inflicted.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
What Laetitia and Julius suffered during their self-inflicted separation, Heaven only knows!
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
As to the causes leading up to the self-inflicted wounds they are many and varied.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
Don Quixote bravely maintained his self-inflicted hunger and swallowed his appetite by thoughts of his past valiant deeds.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
We shall die by self-inflicted wounds.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
The marks, however, were self-inflicted.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
All honor wounds are self-inflicted.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
It is a self inflicted one, because you need not have known what I have done.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
We passed one cross erected to commemorate a woman who died from self-inflicted injuries suffered during the procession of 1907.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
Self-inflicted violence was the negation of the Rational Potential.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
They are specially proud of these self-inflicted wounds, since they are the permanent record of their faithfulness to their dead.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Do be frank, madam, and spare me the pain of self-inflicted severity.
"Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
At this point the missionary, unable to bear the sight of these self-inflicted tortures, quitted the scene.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
I think that was a self-inflicted penance for a momentary unkindness.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
Each time he has been bruised he has fancied that the world struck him, when in reality the wound was self-inflicted.
"The Bachelors" by William Dana Orcutt

In poetry:

And still we love the evil cause,
And of the just effect complain
We tread upon life's broken laws,
And murmur at our self-inflicted pain;
"The Shadow And The Light" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Anguish is always there, lurking at night,
Wakes us like a scourge, the creeping sweat
As rage is remembered, self-inflicted blight.
What is it in us we have not mastered yet?
"(From) The Invocation to Kali " by May Sarton

In news:

Man injured in self-inflicted gunshot wound while hunting.
Businesses heading to larger banks could deal a self-inflicted wound.
Was Hearing a Self-Inflicted Black Eye.
Metro Police found an elderly man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his home after a standoff that lasted nearly four hours on Saturday.
A Fayette woman is dead following an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Postal Service's problems are mostly self-inflicted .
Sikh Temple Shooter Died Of Self-Inflicted Wound.
Most Of Gillette's Bleeding Is Self Inflicted.
Man in hoarding house died of self-inflicted gunshot.
SWAT team enters home, find man dead from self-inflicted gunshot.
Happy haunting or self inflicted torture.
Only the greatest self-inflicted business crisis in our lifetime, that's what.
New Diana teacher died from self-inflicted wounds.
It's just more self-inflicted misery for the Cleveland Browns: Terry Pluto.
Last Thursday has reportedly admitted to the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department (BCSD) that the gunshot wound he suffered was self-inflicted .