self-reverence love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A reverent respect for one's self.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Very high or serious respect for one's own character, dignity, or the like; great self-respect.


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  • Where Lennon offered a work of beautiful simplicity that called for the eradication of tribalism and superstition, Jackson's sing-along is really a paternalistic paean to self-reverence, clothed in the garb of a charity benefit.

    I Saw The News On Television Today, Oh Boy

  • And after Sarah Palins speech resigning the Alaska governorship, the Wall Street Journals Peggy Noonan pointed to Palins predilection for using I, and described her as self-referential to the point of self-reverence.

    Geoffrey Nunberg: 'The I's Don't Have It'

  • Last week Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan—best known as a speechwriter for President Reagan—belittled Governor Sarah Palin for being “self-referential to the point of self-reverence.”

    Self-reference and narcissism

  • Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence.

    American Politics

  • The problem is compounded by Bush's CEO mentality, where all information is fiercely safeguarded among a small group and there is no effort to reach out, which might burst the bubble of self-reverence that permeates this White House.

    Management 101

  • It would be inappropriate to express a sense of hopelessness or meaninglessness or self-loathing with ruthlessly clear, perfectly reasoned and reverential language, just as it would be inappropriate to express a worldview of rational efficaciousness, knowable reality and self-reverence with ambiguous syntax, distorted thought processes, and self-loathing language.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Ayn Rand First:(?):

  • Sith also contains very well-constructed allusions to the previous films, without being cloying--self-reference without the self-reverence.

    Reactions to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers, with one warning)

  • Then, with the calmness and self-reverence I was used to from him, he told me the three main reasons why he was leaving me: he said he couldn't talk or relate to me the way he could with his male friends; he didn't think that I could have a baby now, because of my heart attack; he had fallen for someone else already.

    Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

  • Sir Knight of the Joyous Heart though he was, the unsought kiss of trust gifted him with a self-reverence that would not soon forsake him.

    Judith of the Plains

  • He had not learned then that all dreams must yield to self-reverence and self-growth.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861


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