self-sacrificing love



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  • adj. Making, or willing to make, a self-sacrifice.
  • v. Present participle of self-sacrifice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Yielding up one's own interest, feelings, etc; sacrificing one's self.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Yielding up one's own selfish interest, feelings, etc.; sacrificing one's egotistical to one's altruistic desires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. willing to deprive yourself


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  • Some bloggers have referred to the self-sacrificing group as the Suicide Corps and compared their resolve to that of the Second World War's kamikaze pilots, who boldly took on suicide missions.

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  • In film portrayals of African Americans, by the early 1970s, the sexless and self-sacrificing characters played by Sidney Poitier during the civil rights era had been replaced by hypersexual superheroes who had achieved spectacular wealth by means other than “working for the Man.”

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  • Proponents of same-sex marriage have justified their demand by presenting homosexual partners as devoted, self-sacrificing, and industrious adults.

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  • As we have seen in previous stories, for example, the daughter of a self-sacrificing mother might pursue a career and avoid having children, intent on escaping the burdens encountered in the home.

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  • This "we" is a character in its own right, experiencing Marstal's cycles of birth and death, becoming infected by the contagions of violence or rallied to higher self-sacrificing causes.

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  • It took me being a mom, watching him as a doting, self-sacrificing grandfather, to really appreciate all he did for me as a child.

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  • After all, it's not really about me: what good is it me being all noble and self-sacrificing if the children lose out?

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  • I now think back on it and recognize it as one of the most admirable and self-sacrificing acts anyone has ever done for me.

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  • The bravest, and the most combative and self-sacrificing of our comrades went into the Fighting

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  • Largely out of touch with the tragedies of war, America sends often principled and self-sacrificing volunteers to suffer and die in our behalf.

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