American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Self-knowledge.
“I suppose one might dismiss this self-understanding, along with the rest of starkness, as some sort of religious delusion, utterly divorced from reality.”
“The progress we have made in social regards: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of movement, freedom of employment, freedom of communication, freedom of and from marriage, gender equality, sexual freedom, etc ... are indispensable means towards self-understanding.”
“It is a fundamental ethical choice of the human agent, be s/he an individual, a single person, or a collectivity, up to and including the human global population, a collectivity that has not yet achieved its potential in terms of organization, empowerment, and self-understanding.”
“An EMBA can't just be about a higher salary or promotion, it takes passion and a thirst for knowledge and self-understanding to really achieve success.”
“But I also suggest that the American eugenics movementwhich, unlike England, passed actual legislation to breed genetically superior citizensstemmed in part from a unique American self-understanding.”
“Jewish-American historian Sander Gilman, in his classic book "Jewish Self-Hatred," has shown how anti-Semitic metaphors and images were internalized by Jewish self-understanding in the late 19th century.”
“Her literary criticism shares the wealth of her experiences as a reader and exposes the tremendous influence diverse writers - E.M. Forster, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, and others - have had on her writing life and her self-understanding.”
“Every time we lie or break an agreement, we deplete our self-trust, self-respect and self-understanding.”
“Sally is the ideal psychoanalytic patient -- her problems are about internal conflicts, feelings too intense for her to modulate, and a poignant family situation requiring precocious self-understanding and maturity to navigate.”
“In the Christian tradition -- and several others -- this relationship between God and our self-understanding is usually expressed in constructions of salvation.”
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