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self-sac·ri·fice

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  1. self-sacrifice

    Self-control is holding oneself within due limits in pleasures and duties, as in all things else; self-denial, the giving up of pleasures for the sake of duty. Self-renunciation surrenders conscious rights and claims; self-abnegation forgets that there is anything to surrender. There have been devotees who practised very little self-denial with very much self-renunciation. A mother will care for a sick child with complete self-abnegation, but without a thought of self-denial. Self-devotion is heart-consecration of self to a person or cause with readiness for any needed sacrifice. Self-sacrifice is the strongest and completest term of all, and contemplates the gift of self as actually made. We speak of the self-sacrifice of Christ, where any other of the above terms would be feeble or inappropriate.

    Synonyms:
    self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-devotion, self-immolation, self-renunciation

    Antonyms:
    self-gratification, self-indulgence, self-seeking, self-will, selfishness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. selflessness, self-sacrificenoun

    acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity

    Synonyms:
    altruism, selflessness

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  1. List of paraphrases for "self-sacrifice":

    selflessness, sacrifice, self-denial, dedication

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How to use self-sacrifice in a sentence?

  1. The Heathrow Pause group:

    This is a symbolic action, using a legal loophole and participants' self-sacrifice to draw attention to the most serious and urgent crisis humanity has ever faced, the government's inaction on climate change, and the looming catastrophe of airport expansion, gives us no choice and compels us to act.

  2. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Every man has his price." This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice - and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow. To their souls, these are the icing, the tidbit; other kinds of souls have others.

  4. James R. Cook:

    Self interest feeds more people than self sacrifice.

  5. John Burroughs:

    For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice -- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.


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