At the commencement of the quarrel he had been unarmed, but he had now seized this weapon in self-defence.
I am never successful in my little attempts at deception, even in self-defence.
Without taking into account whether the man is or is not responsible, still society has the right of self-defence.
Good customs are universal and varied, like native chivalry and self-defence.
The insurance companies were obliged in self-defence to prohibit their use in insured buildings.
But if it was done in self-defence it was no crime, and you must not and shall not suffer.
In one aspect this was a war of principles; in another, it was a war of self-defence.
At the inquiry he would have, of course, to speak the truth in self-defence.
Feeling the barrel of M. Fauvel's revolver touch his breast, Raoul in self-defence seized his own pistol, and prepared to fire.
The glance was meant for Therese and assumed in self-defence.