Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Selfish or excessive concern for oneself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Concern for one's self.

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

  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare

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Examples

  • In fact, the process of moving from self-concern to humanity-concern may have already started.

    Mark C. Miller: Can Judaism Save Charlie Sheen?

  • In fact, the process of moving from self-concern to humanity-concern may have already started.

    Mark C. Miller: Can Judaism Save Charlie Sheen?

  • You want to free your soul from both the ego's suffocating self-concern and the outdated and spiritually unenlightened values of our modern and postmodern culture.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Spiritual Practice Is Spirit Lived

  • You want to free your soul from both the ego's suffocating self-concern and the outdated and spiritually unenlightened values of our modern and postmodern culture.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Spiritual Practice Is Spirit Lived

  • You want to free your soul from both the ego's suffocating self-concern and the outdated and spiritually unenlightened values of our modern and postmodern culture.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Spiritual Practice Is Spirit Lived

  • When we reach that point of maturity where our own pathological self-concern is seen as a moral failing in relationship to the evolution of the Kosmos rather than as a personal psychological problem, we will find the soul strength to take responsibility for all of it, right now.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: A Moral Predicament

  • Afternoon visits and evening festivals must be few in such a bleak situation at certain seasons of the year, but Mrs. Blackett was of those who do not live to themselves, and who have long since passed the line that divides mere self-concern from a valued share in whatever Society can give and take.

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  • Afternoon visits and evening festivals must be few in such a bleak situation at certain seasons of the year, but Mrs. Blackett was of those who do not live to themselves, and who have long since passed the line that divides mere self-concern from a valued share in whatever Society can give and take.

    The "Best Room"

  • Generally, we tend to think of the ego as a personal psychological problem, either our narcissistic self-concern or our painful, neurotic separate self-sense.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Shining Light On Your Unconscious Values

  • You want to free your soul from both the ego's suffocating self-concern and the outdated and spiritually unenlightened values of our modern and postmodern culture.

    Andrew Z. Cohen: Spiritual Practice Is Spirit Lived

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