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  • adj. referring back to itself


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  • He pointed out that sufferers are sometimes fluent in non-self roles—when adopting foreign accents, say, or acting in a play—but tend to have particular trouble with self-referent words such as “I” or “my,” or with their own names.

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  • More self-referent humor by Endo - in the form of an ad hominem attack accusing another of ad hominem attacks.

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  • Specifically, they looked at how the politicians 'speech was constructed: the number of syllables spoken, the use of interjections, interruptions, self-referent' I ', non-standard English such as' gonna ', y' know, and laughter. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Mr. Walmsley, although charismatic and charming, unfortunately made me feel like we were talking in circles and engaging in self-referent discussions of cause-effect relations.

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