Definitions

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  • adv. In an unselfish manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unselfish manner; generously.

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

  • adv. in an unselfish manner

Etymologies

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un- + selfish + -ly

Examples

  • This, so far from disheartening, only quickened them in unselfishly testifying in the Spirit for the partial good of their own generation (only of believers), and for the full benefit of posterity.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • They kind of seem to play very unselfishly, which is very fun to watch.

    The Seattle Times

  • "They liked the fact I was kind of unselfishly going in there and playing."

    JSOnline.com

  • When it was pointed out that his team had only 11 turnovers in what was essentially a pickup game, Gary Williams used the word "unselfishly" in describing the way the Terps played and how they are going to need to do more of that this season.

    Blog updates

  • Each has written compellingly on this subject, yet each has been unselfishly and unfailingly supportive as we explored terrain that they already knew well.

    American Grace

  • He has unselfishly done everything we have asked of him, and we expect him to grow as a player and a person from this experience.

    SUSPENDED

  • Ms. Jarrin unselfishly mounted this campaign to encourage others to share their unemployment experiences with a senator sympathetic to their plight, hoping to convince Congress to extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed, the "99ers".

    Michael Thornton: Alexandra Jarrin Organized Letter Writing Campaign For Unemployed, Now Nearly Homeless

  • I give all the credit for that to our members, who have unselfishly given their time and energy to make that happen.

    Jonathan Maberry Interviews New York Times Bestselling Author, Steve Berry

  • When I see someone like Irina unselfishly giving herself to a cause no one remembers … I feel sort of ashamed.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Can you see that I wish I could react the way they do—so kindly, so unselfishly?

    Uprising

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