self-abnegating love



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

  • adj. used especially of behavior


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  • Pillar goes on to mention the statements of the various Republican candidates except Ron Paul whose pledges to Israel are even more self-abnegating from an American point of view.

    MJ Rosenberg: Obama Says U.S. and Israel March As One

  • But love that is self-abnegating, all-consuming, and totally erases any kind of independence looks a lot more like domestic violence than fabulous romance, and doormats aren't actually very interesting as protagonists.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • • On Twitter, Jeffrey Archer offers a characteristically self-abnegating take on events: "It is not often that I regret not being Mayor of London," he tweets, "but I do this morning."

    Tim Dowling's diary

  • The UK Nannystate is so accustomed to making everything “easier” for its citizenry, so in the habit of removing challenges from the lives of the English people, that it cannot understand the concept of purposely doing something difficult, challenging and self-abnegating.

    September 22nd, 2009

  • In other words, the maverick who offers himself up as a possible leader is either promising to be one of the most self-abnegating and self-disciplined people alive or he's warning you he's going to be a tyrant.

    Maverickiness and presumption

  • And the monastic, self-abnegating Shankaracharya was a perfect ambassador for this nothingness.


  • I, Fenris Badwulf, self-abnegating and least self-aggrandizing servant of You, The People of Mitchieville, wrote this. posted by Fenris Badwulf at 3: 19 AM

    Free Speech? What's that?

  • Sometimes, investors and managers take heroic, self-abnegating efforts to stave off bankruptcy and make their debt payments.

    Default Nation

  • Doubling over, walking pigeon-toed, coughing, frail, and self-abnegating (he said "I'm sorry" or "Excuse me" to Cavett about a dozen times), this Jimi Hendrix -- the same one I met and interviewed -- was in retrospect not long for this world, the seeming opposite of his image as the super-macho, highly sexual, guitar-burning "rock demigod."

    Sheila Weller: Interviewing Jimi Hendrix

  • I'm not that smart, he says in a typically self-abnegating tone, when asked about the big picture and hard answers to seemingly insurmountable problems.

    S.D. Liddick: Watching the Detectives


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