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self-forgetfully

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With self-forgetfulness.

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Examples

  • And now Hogarth rebelled against Heaven: self-forgetfully he did his best, and it returned and struck him dead: for what good, he thought, would his life do him, she always in Asia, he in Europe?

    The Lord of the Sea

  • Then she had pitied him -- self-forgetfully, fiercely -- gathered his head to her breast as she so often gathered Foxy's.

    Gone to Earth

  • Sidney responded to her wish, and again she smiled, self-forgetfully, contentedly.

    The Nether World

  • Sometimes they came so near that she could distinguish their features, and imagine an expression that she should know if she saw them again; and while she stood self-forgetfully feigning a character for each of them, Mr. Arbuton spoke to her and took his place at her side.

    A Chance Acquaintance

  • Woman must become a broader and more rational worker; more self-forgetfully remembering the well-being of the whole community; while man must equally learn that charity begins with the necessary, unending, small details of home and its inmates; so shall their several talents interweave far more beautiful and perfect results than those which their separate efforts have yet achieved.

    The Woman's Advocate.

  • The one moved self-forgetfully, -- her consciousness and thought sent forth, not fluttering in her robes and ribbons; with the others there was a little air and bustle, as of people coming into an opera-box in presence of a full house.

    A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.

  • Mrs. Lecount’s hands, which had been smoothly sliding one over the other up to this time, suddenly stopped; and Mrs. Lecount’s lips, self-forgetfully shutting up, owned they were too thin at the very outset of the interview.

    No Name

  • Uarda you would not more joyfully and more self-forgetfully sacrifice all that you have, and all that you are, than to father and mother and your oldest friend? "

    Uarda : a Romance of Ancient Egypt — Volume 04

  • Goodness is the most beautiful attribute of the divine, and you have always been well-disposed towards great and small; but I ask you, have you ever before felt so irresistibly impelled to pour out an ocean of goodness on another being, whether for Uarda you would not more joyfully and more self-forgetfully sacrifice all that you have, and all that you are, than to father and mother and your oldest friend? "

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

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