harakiri harakiri

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He had, quite obviously, committed harakiri.
  2. Aboard the Japanese flagship Mikasa the captains of the fleet faced their admiral across a lacquer tray containing the instruments used in committing harakiri.
  3. He had chosen the most painful and for a Samurai the most noble death: harakiri.

News

  • RANsquawk Weekly Wrap - 28th February 2014

    Harakiri by dildo... Sugar is like a heroin addiction. The effects are bingeing, withdrawal and craving or cross-sensitization. If they’re bailing on the market… what are the odds trouble is approaching?
    on February 28, 2014     Source: Zero Hedge

Quotes

  1. "The UPA government has committed suicide ...... `harakiri' and destroyed itself in Bihar by making Buta Singh the governor and by enforcing President's rule under pressure from (LJP president) Ramvilas Paswan and (RJD president) Laloo Yadav,"...
    on Sep 14, 2005 By: Uma Bharti Source: Expressindia.com

  2. "For some to suggest that before they will even sit down to discuss unity, the leader of another political party must commit Harakiri (ritual suicide) before there can be unity is to be not only equally puerile, but rude and insolent. Such persons...
    on Oct 25, 2009 By: Basdeo Panday Source: Trinidad & Tobago Express

  3. "Government incompetence killed the peace negotiations and so these people have to go and go quickly," said Senate Majority Leader Francis Pangilinan. "They should take the cue from the Japanese and resign or commit harakiri."
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Francis Pangilinan Source: Inquirer.net

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