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- adj. Having self-respect, having pride or knowledge of one's own worth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Actuated by or springing from a proper respect for one's self or character: as, a self-respecting man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing self-esteem
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No self-respecting upscale São Paulo residential building omits from its glossy prospectus, featuring lap pool, sundeck, gym, and fully equipped gourmet kitchen, the sala de relax, or “relaxation room.”
A website called YouWriteOn. com was mentioned in the Times the other day, so I went over to have a look, despite the offputting title (what self-respecting writer would call a site that?).
Eva-Maria Westbroek threw herself into the title role with everything she had, including gams and a pair of alarming fake breasts so ill-fitting they would have shamed any self-respecting drag queen.
Finally, assured that the system was bunk, he drew what any self-respecting smartass would draw once you've figured out that The Man isn't paying attention: a classic cock-and-balls doodle.
Every self-respecting frugal knows this and there are myriads of blogs listing the "free after coupons" items at various stores.
He said Wednesday that no self-respecting country would negotiate with terrorists.
Do what any self-respecting post-adolescent would do, ignore them.
I am not saying women should wear sensible heels, no self-respecting hottie would, I just think any pump that can be registered as a lethal weapon should be left at home above the mantle next to the samurai swords and the gunrack.
How can any self-respecting mother truly view it as a “duty” of parenthood to make class valentines, much less expect that from a father?
One, Sameer Rahim in the Daily Telegraph, cited a Locke line about seductions taking place with "all the precision of the Normandy invasion" and concluded: "No self-respecting publisher would touch it."