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- n. The quality or state of being selfless.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quality or state of being selfless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Freedom from selfishness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
- n. acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
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The other meaning of self occurs in the term selflessness, where it refers to a falsely imagined, overconcretized status of existence called “inherent existence.”
Whether this selflessness is generous, self-defeating, or quite heroic, that mindset seems to shape part of the world these characters live in.
Thanks to all involved for the true lesson in selflessness and service.
At least there's something there beyond your self and your own wits to cling to, a certain selflessness amid the terrible egoism of a writer.
In truth, persons exist but without inherent existence, and this is called the selflessness of persons; when it comes to other phenomena such as eyes, ears, body, mind, mountain, and the like, this is called the selflessness of phenomena.
Beautiful words from ladyfromthewoods: "... selflessness is what is required and respected at home, and is rewarded with love and respect from the people who trust you and you can trust in return."
On the flip side, selflessness is what is required and respected at home, and is rewarded with love and respect from the people who trust you and you can trust in return.
Her selflessness is read as public; it matters enormously how she is judged.
When we had passed the central police office, and were ushered into the wardresses 'room, it appeared that Mrs. Brailsford was shut into the wardresses' bedroom – whether for a more honourable imprisonment, she being a woman whose public work none could call deficient in selflessness and courage, or whether because she was a "dangerous criminal," having used a hatchet in making her mark on the barricade, we did not know.
But what exactly is implied by the word selflessness here?