self-sufficing love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self-sufficient.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sufficing for one's self or itself.

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

  • adj. able to provide for your own needs without help from others


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  • And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one.

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  • In fact, Steward believed gay men were loners - who "should live alone and learn to like it, and to be self-sufficing" - despite the community that saved his papers, made a pilgrimage to him in his old age and produced this fascinating slice of American history.

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  • What constitutes a polis is an association of households and clans in a good life, for the sake of attaining a perfect and self-sufficing existence.

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  • Company of phalanstery of Own way the phalanstery one is a self-sufficing city.

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  • My proud, self-sufficing temper gradually dissolved into a soft melancholy, which in turn has been swallowed up by those delights of motherhood which have been its reward.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • ‘And he who lacks something is not in all points self-sufficing?’

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • Further, human nature is more self-sufficing than irrational creatures.

    The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

  • A State, I said, arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Here then, I said, is another order which will have to be conveyed to our guardians: Let our city be accounted neither large nor small, but one and self-sufficing.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • These are the elements, thus of necessity then subsisting, which the creator of the fairest and best of created things associated with himself, when he made the self-sufficing and most perfect God, using the necessary causes as his ministers in the accomplishment of his work, but himself contriving the good in all his creations.



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