Definitions

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  • adv. In a selfless manner; done in a way that disregards concerns for the self and places other first.

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

  • adv. in an altruistic manner

Etymologies

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selfless +‎ -ly

Examples

  • But HuffPost Hill wonders, entirely selflessly, is that true anymore?

    HUFFPOST HILL - OCTOBER 6TH, 2010

  • She love the Doctor and putting 10.2 with the one person who loves the Doctor so completely and selflessly is ridiculous because Rose would never accept 10.2 as the Doctor, as her Doctor because she knows better then anyone he's not him.

    Pony Pep Talk Needed...ARRGGH!

  • Who wanted to be reminded that ordinary folks like the residents of Dillon were still living in small homes, driving old cars and struggling to pay their bills while selflessly caring for their loved ones -- not when there was so much money to spend and there were so many good times to be had and so many McMansions to be built?

    Ed Martin: Friday Night Lights: A Fond Farewell

  • After this declaration of faith, a Christian is supposed to live a life pleasing to Jesus Christ by living as he would live; selflessly serving others.

    Randy Miller: Christianity Can Be Found In Dr. King's Example

  • The favored status symbol is no longer the giant yacht or the sprawling mansion but the home designed to be so ruthlessly energy-efficient that it generates its own power and produces a surplus that can be selflessly fed back into the grid.

    The Elusive Green Economy

  • When the days were long and my spirit became defeated by the vagaries of my disabilities, Steve selflessly wiped away my self-pity and made me feel wanted and deserving of his love.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • The CNN Heroes stories are such a great way to recognize people who contibute their time selflessly.

    Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/01/09

  • We should realize how selflessly their time is spent on behalf of our country and its people - and we should hope for their health and well-being to be revitalized. jackson

    Clintons plan secret trip to Bermuda, says paper

  • Would you be able to indulge her need for schmalz, selflessly?

    Speaking of Cows | clusterflock

  • They are awed that those who've lost everything are so selflessly helping their neighbors.

    Riva Greenberg: My Japan Is Still Alive Amid The Rubble

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