Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Moved by inherent power., without the aid of external impulse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moved or brought into action by an inward power without external impulse.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But to her the bolts of the doors gave way self-moved, leaping backwards at the swift strains of her magic song.

    The Argonautica

  • Where poems were once self-moved, now theoretical discourse was.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • It is not clear that it is a successful attempt; but it may still have predisposed some of Proclus™ readers to understand Aristotle's cosmological argument in Physics 8.5 as a proof of the existence of both an unmoved mover and (by implication) a self-moved soul.

    Byzantine Philosophy

  • For the lord of moving things is alone self-moved; neither can piety allow that he goes at one time in one direction and at another time in another; or that God has given the universe opposite motions; or that there are two gods, one turning it in one direction, another in another.

    The Statesman

  • Hence we must not say that the world is either self-moved always, or all made to go round by

    The Statesman

  • And when reason, which works with equal truth, whether she be in the circle of the diverse or of the same, — in voiceless silence holding her onward course in the sphere of the self-moved, — when reason, I say, is hovering around the sensible world, and when the circle of the diverse also moving truly imparts the intimations of sense to the whole soul, then arise opinions and beliefs sure and certain.

    Timaeus

  • And when reason, which works with equal truth, whether she be in the circle of the diverse or of the same — in voiceless silence holding her onward course in the sphere of the self-moved — when reason, I say, is hovering around the sensible world and when the circle of the diverse also moving truly imparts the intimations of sense to the whole soul, then arise opinions and beliefs sure and certain.

    Timaeus

  • Yet the comparisons of life to a tragedy, or of the working of mind to the revolution of the self-moved, or of the aged parent to the image of a God dwelling in the house, or the reflection that

    Laws

  • On the issue of determinism, Aquinas too holds that we are self-moved movers; he simply denies that we are first movers.

    Pure Act

  • In either case, however, God is not considered to be self-moved; he is first mover.

    Pure Act

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