Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Limiting oneself or itself.
  • adj. Self-limited.

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Examples

  • Embracing a period of release allows a woman to shed self-limiting beliefs and extraneous energy to reveal her authentic nature and emphasize what is truly essential in her life.

    Wild Feminine

  • We resist change because old patterns are familiar, even if they are self-limiting or dysfunctional.

    Wild Feminine

  • Boundaries created under the influence of these agreements are self-limiting; such boundaries have been formed in reaction to unhealthy beliefs and a restricted range, rather than by the presence of a feminine radiance.

    Wild Feminine

  • She can release self-limiting patterns and engage her potential.

    Wild Feminine

  • This is the time to change emotional or other self-limiting patterns, release pelvic tension, prepare for a transition, and clear excess energy from your core.

    Wild Feminine

  • One of the side effects is that they react emotionally and are self-limiting as to how much time to spend in, fill-in theblank.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why Catholics and Jews?

  • Electability is self-limiting, though, if Mr. Romney never closes the deal with the angry Republicans who gave their votes to Messrs.

    A House Divided

  • Here are some propositions that might guide them: Life sequestered from anybody not like yourself tends to be self-limiting.

    The New American Divide

  • Or, rather, it misses Mr. Paul's unpopular foreign-policy views, which make him the ultimate self-limiting candidate.

    Why Ron Paul Can't Win

  • The limitation does not come from a finite supply of shares to sell, but from the fact that selling stock on the market is self-limiting as it does not serve the interest of shareholders to do so unless the cash received can be invested by the company at a higher rate of return than the shareholders can expect from the company itself at its current market price.

    Stock Options, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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