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- adj. Without concern for ones own advantage; selfless or self-sacrificing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Refusing to gratify one's self; self-sacrificing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Denying one's self; characterized by self-denial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. willing to deprive yourself
- adj. used especially of behavior
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They were Americans, descended out of the English, and yet the refraining and self-denying of the English spirit-groping were not theirs.
It is perhaps little wonder that Savonarola remains such a fascinating figure, capable of being portrayed as the acme of either self-denying sanctity or philistine heresy.
It isn't something I can reconcile in the future with a regeneration, because it means the Doctor is basically self-denying, therefore, he is NOT a character I admire.
On the contrary, hanging out with your family, when there was all that fun to be had out in the non-stop partying, big-wide world, seemed specially inconvenient, self-denying and dull.
Under Ms. True the Getty actually developed the most self-denying acquisitions policy of any major U.S. museum.
It's certainly a mind-bending act—both narcissistic and self-denying—to assert one's identity by absorbing another's.
And so they showed their human side, and revealed over the decades that they were not better than anyone else, not more disciplined, serious, patriotic, faithful or self-denying.
America is Twilight's Bella, divided eternally between soulful, self-denying Team Barack and meat-eating Team Cheney.
This is one reason why, although he's ballooned the deficit up to an astonishing $1.4 trillion, the perpetually svelte and self-denying Dieter-in-Chief favors egg white omelets and Tofurkey over real food: he's so skeletal he can easily slip out of a tight spot.
"This may be the single most self-denying thing that Congress has ever done," Kagan told Scalia.