In that moment Tito, with bloodless face and eyes dilated, had one of the self-preserving inspirations that come in extremity.
Through all this bewilderment, self-preserving interest guides his course.
Pride is a deep-rooted and a self-preserving sin; and therefore harder to be killed and rooted up than other sins.
Prompted by a self-preserving instinct, this nationality deftly kept itself hid.
Every self-preserving instinct would have shrieked at such an infatuate immolation.
The panther was slain, not from a view to the relief of my hunger, but from the self-preserving and involuntary impulse.
Hunger is the most pressing desire of the egoistic or self-preserving impulse.
How else could the self-preserving instincts, and all that grows out of them, have been evoked?
After all, self-preservation is the first law, and Oscar is a self-preserving type.
He was an average, self-preserving Caucasian, who was only merciless when his own life hung in the balance.