immolation immolation  /ˈɪ mə ˌleɪ ʃən/


  • (n) killing or offering as a sacrifice


  1. Self-immolation is a shocking act.
  2. When he wasn't risking immolation for the Polish Press Agency, his longtime employer, Kapuscinski wrote books blending reportage, philosophical musings and novelistic grace.


  • How and How Not to Desocialize

    In a deep sense getting rid of the socialist state requires that state to perform one final, swift, glorious act of self-immolation, after which it vanishes from the scene.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute


  1. Mr Cameron told The Herald: "When you ask the question, have we let down people in Scotland, I don't want to appear that I am indulging in a sort of exercise of endless self-immolation but I mean yes, the Scottish Nationalists are in areas which...
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: David Cameron Source: ic Wales

  2. "At Pentecost the Holy Spirit appeared as a fire", said the Pope, noting "how different this fire was from that of wars and bombs. How different is the immolation of Christ, as propagated by the Church, from the fires ignited by dictators of...
    on May 24, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: The Catholic Spirit

  3. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia denounced these drug tests as "an immolation of privacy and human dignity in symbolic opposition to drug use."
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: AlterNet

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