Definitions

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  • noun Selfhood.

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  • noun archaic selfhood.

Etymologies

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From Middle English selfdom, from Old English selfdōm ("independence"), equivalent to self +‎ -dom.

Examples

  • That which is created from a combination of elements must eventually revert back into those element once more, nothing is permanent, fixed or solid and this includes our I, ego or sense of individual selfdom.

    Buddhism: A beginners guide: Part 7

  • TUTU: It was, in fact, education for perpetual selfdom, and I said, 'No, I'm sorry, I don't want to collaborate in that system.'

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2004

  • The noble monuments of feudal times create no desire to return to the days of selfdom.

    Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian

  • Caller Errin!) exteriorises on this ourherenow plane in disunited solod, likeward and gushious bodies with (science, say!) peril-whitened passionpanting pugnoplangent intuitions of reunited selfdom (murky whey, abstrew adim!) in the higherdimissional selfless Allself, theemeeng Narsty meetheeng Idoless, and telling

    Finnegans Wake

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