self-forgetful love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • So much devoted to others as to subordinate one's own interests or comfort to theirs.

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

  • adjective showing lack of self-interest

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Then came the self-forgetful years: We were chased by evil nats with the names of monsoons.

    Burma

  • It is a 'self-forgetful "representation"' through which time appears as infinite, since it is defined by the standpoint of 'the they'.

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  • Procrastination is a calling away from something that we do against our desires toward something that we do for pleasure, in that joyful state of self-forgetful inspiration that we call genius.

    Procrastination- the Path to your Inner Genius

  • "In art the self becomes self-forgetful" - Flannery O'Connor

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  • Procrastination is a calling away from something that we do against our desires toward something that we do for pleasure, in that joyful state of self-forgetful inspiration that we call genius.

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  • "In art the self becomes self-forgetful" - Flannery O'Connor

    Forgetting Myself

  • In these moments of what Larry Bethune calls "joyful, self-forgetful celebration" and Amy Martin says is "to be like a young child, in a natural state of joy, capable of wonder, seeing only love", we are free from judging and being judged.

    TEXAS FAITH: What do your spiritual paths say about the role of play? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • It is a 'self-forgetful "representation"' through which time appears as infinite, since it is defined by the standpoint of 'the they'.

    enowning

  • But the Bible reflects nonetheless a playful party tradition in the sense of joyful, self-forgetful celebration.

    TEXAS FAITH: What do your spiritual paths say about the role of play? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Gilead has resonance for me as a repository of a certain history, and as the kind of commonplace, self-forgetful little town you might find anywhere and not even bother to wonder about.

    Going Back 'Home'

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