Definitions

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

  • adjective Created by one's self; not formed or constituted by another.

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Examples

  • In that moment of self-created closure, I heard the reverberation of so many friends give a sigh of relief all the way in L.A.

    Live and Let Love

  • There is fear that is a natural response to physical danger, and then there is fear that is self-created, such as fear of failure, of the dark, of being out of control, being different, lonely, or of other people's negative influence.

    Ed and Deb Shapiro: Does Fear Rule Your Life?

  • Redistributing wealth can and does cripple economies, and places the general populace at the mercy and whim of a self-created elite.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Thought for the Day

  • Traditional, eggy creation this is not, but rather a vegan behemoth of a bread that was similarly rich and tender and ribboned with my self-created combination of almond butter, ground almonds, cinnamon, chocolate and dried cranberries.

    Bibbity Bobbity Babka

  • In that moment of self-created closure, I heard the reverberation of so many friends give a sigh of relief all the way in L.A.

    Live and Let Love

  • Your suffering was self-created by the labeling mind.

    Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: Letting Go of Labels and Seeing the World Anew

  • And that, for me, was the key to understanding Curtis 'lasting appeal: the bald-faced nature of his charm, his vanity, his egotism, all feeding a larger-than-life persona that was self-created and that he deployed with charm and generosity for his benefit and to help others, with his talent sitting there casually in the mix, like a lone Balthus

    Tom Teicholz: The Man Who Was Tony Curtis

  • Kim's early life was spent in the shadows of a self-created legend, his father Kim Il-sung, who was to return to Korea in 1945 after independence from Japan, and establish, initially with Soviet and Chinese support, the DPRK.

    Kim Jong-il obituary

  • And that, for me, was the key to understanding Curtis 'lasting appeal: the bald-faced nature of his charm, his vanity, his egotism, all feeding a larger-than-life persona that was self-created and that he deployed with charm and generosity for his benefit and to help others, with his talent sitting there casually in the mix, like a lone Balthus

    Tom Teicholz: The Man Who Was Tony Curtis

  • Traditional, eggy creation this is not, but rather a vegan behemoth of a bread that was similarly rich and tender and ribboned with my self-created combination of almond butter, ground almonds, cinnamon, chocolate and dried cranberries.

    Archive 2009-10-01

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