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  • n. Plural form of self-denial.


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  • Try the suggested, theological self-denials and restraint, they are good for the soul, health and estate growth. by

    Dismantling the Corporate Behemoths and Leviathans

  • Along with the fasting rigors and voluntary self-denials of the season, Lent is a particularly wonderful and enlightening time.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Our conquests, our self-denials are achieved through the medium of suet and lard and necks of mutton.

    Red Pottage

  • What sacrifices equal the self-denials which loving men and women make for one another?

    What Men Live By, and other tales

  • I am thinking of the fanatical asceticism of Simone Weil's life, her contempt for pleasure and for happiness, her noble and ridiculous political gestures, her elaborate self-denials, her tireless courting of affliction; and I do not exclude her homeliness, her physical clumsiness, her migraines, her tuberculosis.

    Simone Weil

  • The will can only be made submissive by frequent self-denials, which must keep in subjection its sallies and inclinations.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs

  • And unless this incentive were before it, unless it recognized that its work was to bring men to Christ, and to bind them together in Christian churches, there would be but little to call for the great self-denials of Christian workers in the field and many Christian givers in the country at large.

    The American Missionary — Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889

  • Coming after the self-denials of Lent and at the beginning of spring, it seems naturally a time of hope and new life.

    Our Holidays Their Meaning and Spirit; retold from St. Nicholas

  • And yet, despite these struggles and self-denials, it must be told that

    Different Girls

  • They will remind them of its arduous duties and self-denials; they will remind them that it affords no money speculations, that the salary of ministers is so small, no wealth can be amassed by preaching, and besides, they will have to remove so far from home.

    The Christian Home


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