In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the instinct of self-preservation — el instinto de conservación / supervivencia
- Their fatalism is tempered only by the drivers' acknowledgement that the need for speed is stronger than the instinct for self-preservation.
- Chaos theory conveniently dovetails with this instinct of military self-preservation.
- The best protection will be his own sense of self-preservation.
- Ending a corporation's right to exist if it is destructive to human beings sounds like self-preservation to me.
- While people in the same occupation often protect their own, self-preservation is a strong instinct in everyone.
- Even in the age of reality TV you might expect a greater sense of self-preservation.
- There are two activities common to human beings and animals - self-preservation and perpetuation of the species.
- It has deprived them of their instinct for political self-preservation.
- Did I think that self-preservation, as a basic drive, would take precedence over everything else?
- Forest companies are naturally inclined to look after the state of their forests as a natural instinct to self-preservation.
- I doubt whether the Scots, going it alone, would have developed the same ruthless instinct for self-preservation.
- His instinct for self-preservation is too high, and it makes him afraid to endanger himself, even for a good cause.
- The ship is sinking and nobody with a sense of self-preservation wants to stick around this mess anyway.
- There's a sense of shame and self-preservation that you develop that lasts a long time.
- What impels you to put aside the instinct for self-preservation and risk your lives to take these cliffs?
- At what point do we let our sense of self-preservation take over?
- All normal human emotions atrophy except one, the instinct for self-preservation and, allied to it, the itch to tyrannise.
- Her instinct for self-preservation, however illogical it might be, remained strong.
- In its best sense it expresses an animal instinct of self-preservation.
- I wasn't ready to chuck everything that I believed back in his face because of my sense of self-preservation.
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