hara-kiri hara-kiri

Definition(s):

  • (n) ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society

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Usage(s):

  1. Never mind insulting someone else; in the land of hara-kiri, it's even more devastating when you use such language to insult yourself.
  2. Sergeant Brown took a prisoner in a cave by persuading him to discard his hara-kiri grenade and come out.

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  1. "They should take the cue from the Japanese and resign or commit hara-kiri," Pangilinan said.
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Francis Pangilinan Source: Inquirer.net

  2. "It is wonderful that a film made 42 years ago has found some resonance here today. When I had made it, people thought I had gone mad and was committing professional hara-kiri," Dev Anand said, standing on the lawns overlooking the city of...
    on May 18, 2008 By: Dev Anand Source: Hindu

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