- From the noun self. (Wiktionary)
“In America and Britain, there's a belief that having children must entail self- sacrifice and that we must push them to succeed.”
“But he never ceased to identify secular thinking with a decisive advance in human self- understanding.”
“They do this before they get their marks, and the teachers comment on their self- evaluations.”
“It was a kind-of-brainwashing that catapulted self- interest to a high "moral" ideal.”
“Men take more risks with money and see money issues as a threat to their self- esteem and confidence.”
“Martial arts, which was also designed as a set of self- and others'-protection skills, has become more about proving personal toughness or manliness -- or even womanliness.”
“Yet scientists are a gregarious lot, both by nature and of necessity—what makes the scientific process self- correcting is communication and collaboration.”
“But there was also Modi—transmuted into both Maudit ("accursed") and Malodor ("madman")—a self- destructive, destitute alcoholic and drug addict; a quick-tempered and violent womanizer; a schizophrenic exhibitionist who insulted waiters, broke dishes, glasses and chairs, threw his mistress through a window and, when drunk, stripped nude in bars and cafés.”
“I can't stand sagging because it flies in the face of everything I've ever been taught about the outward signs of self-respect and self- confidence: stand up straight, speak clearly, tuck your shirt in, walk with your head held high, etc.”
“Troubled Christian and noble Anton are at opposite ends of a wide spectrum of attempts at self- control.”
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