Hari-kari

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hari-kari an incorrect form of hara-kiri.
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Usage

In literature:

We will have his scalp if necessary, but I rather think he will soon commit hari-kari himself if we leave him alone.
"Democracy An American Novel" by Henry Adams
Perhaps a little hari-kari.
"Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Mr. Maconochie, the chemist who compounded this mess, intends to commit "hari kari" before the boys return from the front.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
And if you aren't quick about opening it I'll commit hari kari.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
Since that I arrivee here much peoples aska me about hari-kari.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870" by Various
Not one would dare defy an Anaconda order; it would be political hari-kari.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
And it does no good to tell her that hari-kari is a Japanese or Chinese trick.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
She was about to commit sexual hari-kari.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
It is a kind of lunacy, a sort of an every day financial hari-kari.
"The Comstock Club" by Charles Carroll Goodwin
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In news:

Hari-kari Mitt Romney backtracks as 1 billion on their marks for London showpiece.
Hari-kari Mitt Romney backtracks as 1 billion on their marks for London showpiece .
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