from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of renouncing, or setting aside, one's own wishes, claims, etc.; self-sacrifice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of renouncing one's own rights or claims; self-abnegation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
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Despite his self-renunciation, it is the first version of his comments that activist teachers and their advocates are seizing on as accurate.
Sufis, Islamic mystics, practice self-renunciation as a means to escape the exile from God that life really is, but rarely succeed.
The way of sorrows, the way of pain, the way of self-renunciation, the way of My cross.
The emphasis is more on practice or "praxis" -- spiritual living, self-renunciation, insight or enlightenment -- and among ordinary people, a sort of cult or caretaking of the gods like that practiced by ancient pagans.
A countless number of members of religious orders, through their Constitutions having been re-written and their minds re-trained according to Vatican II, show that they have lost the spirit of the Gospel, in particular, self-renunciation, poverty and sacrifice.
The little mermaid is doomed, but she ultimately finds redemption in her self-renunciation, and comes to a better place.
But it can no longer make that claim, not when Christian pastors are ordered to commit a Maoist self-renunciation.
It does really disturb me that material self-renunciation has become part of the image of “the left”.
It does really disturb me that material self-renunciation has become part of the image of "the left".
And they rode on again in silence, Amyas in the meanwhile being not a little content (in spite of his late self-renunciation) to find that one of his rivals at least was going to raise the siege of the Rose garden for a few months, and withdraw his forces to the coast of Kerry.