self-interested love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Particularly concerned for one's own interest or happiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having self-interest; particularly concerned for one's self; selfish.


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  • In truth, most people's politics are self-interested, which is precisely what defines the two main parties' "core vote".

    Miliband states the politically obvious | Deborah Orr

  • When asked by a university researcher in the early 1930s why they serviced customers of other races, a white prostitute and a black prostitute gave similarly self-interested answers.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • As the late Amos Elon put it in The Pity of It All: A History of Jews in Germany, 1743–1933, “The history of Jewish assimilation, not only in Germany, has long been a subversive subject, which the assimilated have suppressed so as not to draw attention to themselves, and the Zionists, for equally self-interested reasons, have distorted.”


  • He remained blocked at every step by the familiar coalition of opponents—the opposition majority in the new Duma, defiant governors, hostile bureaucrats, and self-interested business elites.

    The Return

  • New Jersey's Republican governor Chris Christie is attempting the same, telling a conservative conference Wednesday, "I'm attacking the leadership of the union because they're greedy, and they're selfish and they're self-interested."

    Robert Reich: The Republican Strategy

  • The solutions will come when we stop demonizing the teaching profession as a monolith of self-interested adults who don't care about children.

    Sam Chaltain: In Wisconsin, Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

  • Capping off the trend was a Supreme Court decision last year disarming the "honest services" blunderbuss, which threatened to turn any self-interested behavior by a CEO into a crime.

    Angelo Mozilo's Story

  • Thanks to the generous support of billionaires and self-interested corporations, think tanks have seeded our political discourse with a lot of mistaken ideas about government spending and deficits.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Five Things Everybody Knows About Deficits... That Are Completely Untrue

  • It was always about the money, but over the past few years that truism has descended into a miasma of self-interested perversity that has begun to put the entire game at risk with more and more of the nation's economically disenfranchised sensing that they have become powerless in a system that looks only after the well heeled and well connected.

    Raymond J. Learsy: It's All About The Money: Jamie Dimon's Big Pay Hike and the Home Foreclosure of Our Servicemen

  • "I'm attacking the leadership of the union because they're greedy, and they're selfish and they're self-interested," New Jersey's Republican Gov.

    Teachers Union Under Assault, Fights Back In Response To Limiting Bill


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