Chinese kings would immolate vast numbers of animals
It continued to burn, seeming to immolate his very soul.
In the old days, the priests used to immolate their sacrifices at the shrine of Huitzilopochti on top of the temple mayor of Tenochtitlan, but we're more civilised than that.
A man immolates himself in front of the most expensive Parliament in the world - just a few yards away from here - and not a word from the writers.
If you were older than 10 at the time, you remember iconic images of the conflict: a naked little girl fleeing a napalm attack; a police chief executing a suspect at point-blank range; a Buddhist monk immolating himself in protest.
Female infanticide was common, and the practice of sati, the immolation of the wife on her husband's funeral pyre, was encouraged, sometimes even forced.
No other country in Europe immolates cars with the gusto and single-minded efficiency of France.
Sir, the 24th Shock Army has been immolated by an advance air attack.
During the Vietnam War, Buddhist monks were active in efforts to bring hostilities to a close, and many of them immolated themselves publicly to protest the war.
But today we do so without risk of being immolated , and with the newfound knowledge that life is hardy, and that the habitable zone may be as large as the universe itself.