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

  • Never mind insulting someone else; in the land of hara-kiri, it's even more devastating when you use such language to insult yourself.
  • It was feared that the father contemplated committing hara-kiri as an apology to the throne; if so, then many people are in favor of it, for not long ago one sent a dagger to .
  • In 1951, when knowledge of Japanese for many people was still limited to "sayonara" and "hara-kiri," a movie from the country won top prize at the Venice Film Festival, and two .

  • Francis Pangilinan in Inquirer.net
    They should take the cue from the Japanese and resign or commit hara-kiri,Pangilinan said.
  • Dev Anand in Hindu
    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...

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