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Definition of Selfish

  • Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
  • Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.
  • concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others

How to use selfish in a sentence. Selfish pronunciation.

I know I'm ignorant and selfish and feeble-minded, but I can see farther than you think.
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Emmeline did not care to have it reported that selfish distress made her indifferent to the sufferings of a friend staying in her house.
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The intention of the author seems to have been to write a scathing and terrible satire on provincial society, where every one almost without exception is represented as absolutely selfish, absolutely conceited, and absolutely heartless.
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From the loins of the father-a man of tremendous force of character, all turned hellward, for he is a selfish, sensual beast-proceed three sons, men of powerful individualities, bound together by fraternal affection.
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Angry, sneering, and selfish folk come to regard him with an affection akin to holy awe.
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And all these officers, who walk in the Valley of the Shadow, have their selfish ambitions, their absurd social distinctions, and their overweening, egotistical vanity.
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The officers are a collection of hideously selfish, brutal, drunken, licentious beasts; their mental horizon is almost inconceivably narrow, far narrower than that of mediaeval monks in a monastery.
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You see now that she thinks of nothing at all but money and selfish pleasures.
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However self-willed I am, I am not selfish; and to see you living a monotonous, imprisoned life would be a serious hindrance to me in my own living and working.
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Especially after the fall of the Empire had removed a powerful motive for gilding the vices of aristocratic society, he painted its hard and selfish qualities as none of his contemporaries could have done.
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Any day General Campvallon might be informed of the intrigue which dishonored him, either through some selfish treason, or through some public rumor, which might begin to spread.
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God has given you _wills_; and it is in your own power to choose whether you will be good and happy children, and a blessing to all around you, and turning everything around you into a blessing, every year growing wiser and better; or whether you will yield to the evil within and around you, and turn health, and time, and Christian teaching, and all the good things God sends to feed your souls, into food for your selfish and idle natures, and so grow every year worse and worse.
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Amy thought it was rather selfish of Kitty to leave all the work to her; but she said nothing, and tripped downstairs.
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That men could be brothers; that they could live without the tawdry luxury, the tasteless and often brutal amusements, the low sensuality, the base intrigue, the bloody warfare, which was the accepted lot of the many; that they could find time to look stedfastly at heaven and hell as awful realities, which must be faced some day, which had best be faced at once; this, just as much as curiosity about their alleged miracles, and the selfish longing to rival them in superhuman powers, led many of the most virtuous and the most learned men of the time to visit them, and ascertain the truth.
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If, according to the fashion of those times, he bewailed his sins with tears, he was no morbid or selfish recluse, but a man of practical power, and of wide humanity.
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They do not prevent warfare and strife; on the contrary they are selfish, restricted and fruitful causes of enmity and hatred among mankind.
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Then the establishment of various nations and the consequent shedding of blood and destruction of the edifice of humanity result from human ignorance and selfish motives.
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Europe is one continent, Asia is one continent, Africa is one continent, Australia is one continent, but some of the souls, from personal motives and selfish interests, have divided each one of these continents and considered a certain part as their own country.
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Yea, in the first centuries, selfish souls, for the promotion of their own interests, have assigned boundaries and outlets and have, day by day, attached more importance to these, until this led to intense enmity, bloodshed and rapacity in subsequent centuries.
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Must forget his own selfish conditions that he may thus arise to the station of sacrifice.
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Examples of Selfish

Example #1
You want to tell the truth about-about it, because you are honest and hate hiding things, because you want to be punished, and so pay the price.
Example #2
Suddenly she gave a low, hysterical laugh.
Example #3
It was much wiser to urge this consideration than to make a direct plea for mercy.
Example #4
Mumford, also hearing it, and seeing Cobb's misery-stricken face by the light of the hall lamp, whispered to his wife: 'Hadn't you better go up, dear?
Example #5
It is a study of village gossip, a favourite subject for satirists in all languages.
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The conversation in this story is often brilliant, full of unexpected quips and retorts delivered in a manner far more French than Russian.