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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.
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the early 1970s, the sexless and self-sacrificing characters played by Sidney Poitier during the civil rights era had been replaced by hypersexual superheroes who had achieved spectacular wealth by means other than “working for the Man.”
Proponents of same-sex marriage have justified their demand by presenting homosexual partners as devoted, self-sacrificing, and industrious adults.
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.
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.
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.
After all, it's not really about me: what good is it me being all noble and self-sacrificing if the children lose out?
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.
The bravest, and the most combative and self-sacrificing of our comrades went into the Fighting
Largely out of touch with the tragedies of war, America sends often principled and self-sacrificing volunteers to suffer and die in our behalf.