from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Imposed by oneself on oneself; voluntarily assumed or endured: self-imposed exile.
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- adj. Voluntarily imposed upon oneself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Voluntarily taken on one's self.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Imposed or taken voluntarily on one's self: as, a self-imposed task.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. voluntarily assumed or endured
Schultz appeared on the set of his show Wednesday looking somber, and delivered a nearly four-minute apology before exiting on what he called a self-imposed hiatus.
Fundamentalists began to reemerge from their self-imposed exile with the founding of the neo-evangelical movement in the wake of the Second World War.
These were terrible burdens to carry as a nation, and they were self-imposed.
Among the small number of ordinary white Americans who avoided the self-imposed obligations of rednecks, hippies, and American citizens and embraced the gift of renegades were the workers at the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, who in 1972 staged a walkout in rebellion against their employer and their union, the UAW.
You SHOULD know that swordfish is one of the fish you SHOULD institute a self-imposed boycott.
One year after his landmark promise to shutter the controversial prison at the US naval base in Cuba, Obama has not only missed his self-imposed deadline, but his hands are ever-more tied by the political, legal and humanitarian headache he inherited from his predecessor, George W. Bush.
The Senate Finance Committee may not meet its self-imposed goal of introducing a health care bill by September 15.
Other aspects of the decision-making were self-imposed hurdles rather than external constraints.
Putin, ever loyal, helped arrange an evacuation to France on medical grounds before he could be arrested, and Sobchak lived there in self-imposed exile for three years until the charges were dropped.
Each lost the battle and either fled into self-imposed exile or, as in the case of oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky, ended up in jail.