self-constituted love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Constituted by one's self or by itself: as, self-constituted judges; a self-constituted guardian.

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  • adjective constituted by or established by itself


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  • It is a sore point with me, this being told what I am to do or not do by you self-constituted lords of creation.

    Chapter 6 2010

  • There's an important additional point of view, that religious organisations should recognise themselves for what they truly are, which is self-constituted interest groups.

    Is religion a force for good... or would we be happier without God? Anushka Asthana 2010

  • But the old gentleman, his self-constituted companion, did not allow him to recede from the invitation, which he had rather suffered to be implied than directly expressed.

    The Bride of Lammermoor 2008

  • This self-constituted Censor morum reads Aristophanes and Plato, Horace and Virgil, perhaps even

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • They saw themselves—and were seen by others, with varying degrees of relief, acceptance, and resentment—as the self-constituted board of directors of Europe.

    The Great Experiment Strobe Talbott 2008

  • Ashton acting as self-constituted plenipotentiary on the part of her daughter and husband, and Mother Blenkensop, equally unaccredited, doing me the honour to be my representative.

    The Bride of Lammermoor 2008

  • This pensive intramural existence of the self-constituted nun appeared likely to continue for an indefinite time.

    The Woodlanders 2006

  • These committees were in some measure self-constituted and may have had some continuity with pre-Revolutionary committees, but most were formed in response to the recommendation of the First Continental Congress in 1774, to enforce the Continental Association against trade with Britain.

    History from Below Lynd, Staughton 2005

  • Nowhere in Paine's treatise do I find a celebration of the self-constituted popular committees, though he certainly would have approved of them as a way to begin constitutional government.

    History from Below Lynd, Staughton 2005

  • Writing retrospectively in The Rights of Man, Paine also celebrated the self-constituted popular committees which (Paine believed) from 1775 to 1777 successfully governed the new nation.

    History from Below Lynd, Staughton 2005


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