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self-renunciation

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of renouncing, or setting aside, one's own wishes, claims, etc.; self-sacrifice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of renouncing one's own rights or claims; self-abnegation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

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Examples

  • Despite his self-renunciation, it is the first version of his comments that activist teachers and their advocates are seizing on as accurate.

    Richard Lee Colvin: Snatching Defeat From the Mouth of Victory

  • Sufis, Islamic mystics, practice self-renunciation as a means to escape the exile from God that life really is, but rarely succeed.

    Muqtedar Khan: Ramadan: A Month Of Longing

  • The way of sorrows, the way of pain, the way of self-renunciation, the way of My cross.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • The emphasis is more on practice or "praxis" -- spiritual living, self-renunciation, insight or enlightenment -- and among ordinary people, a sort of cult or caretaking of the gods like that practiced by ancient pagans.

    Valerie Tarico: Christian Belief Through The Lens of Cognitive Science, Part 1 of 6

  • A countless number of members of religious orders, through their Constitutions having been re-written and their minds re-trained according to Vatican II, show that they have lost the spirit of the Gospel, in particular, self-renunciation, poverty and sacrifice.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The little mermaid is doomed, but she ultimately finds redemption in her self-renunciation, and comes to a better place.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • But it can no longer make that claim, not when Christian pastors are ordered to commit a Maoist self-renunciation.

    Ezra Levant: June 2008 Archives

  • It does really disturb me that material self-renunciation has become part of the image of “the left”.

    On class consciousness

  • It does really disturb me that material self-renunciation has become part of the image of "the left".

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – September – 13

  • And they rode on again in silence, Amyas in the meanwhile being not a little content (in spite of his late self-renunciation) to find that one of his rivals at least was going to raise the siege of the Rose garden for a few months, and withdraw his forces to the coast of Kerry.

    Westward Ho!

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