[ UK /ˈɔːltɹuːˌɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈæɫtɹuˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
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How To Use altruism In A Sentence

  • Relaxing, in amusement at her unwonted altruism of motive, she had drawn her moleskin coat more closely around her, and settled back to wait the other woman's pleasure in returning to the bright warmth that the pale-orange ribbon of light, wavering upon the swaying platform, harbingered. Undesirables
  • It is as much corporate self-interest as corporate altruism.
  • Some have therefore concluded that behaviour in this category can not be termed altruism at all.
  • Mental ability tests do not measure personality, social adroitness, leadership, charisma, cool-headedness, altruism, or many other things that we value.
  • What a thing to say: "I have achieved eumoiriety," -- namely the quintessence of happy-fatedness dealt unto oneself by a perfect altruism! Simon the Jester
  • What other human behaviour has its origins in reciprocal altruism? Times, Sunday Times
  • Just as nature is said to abhor a vacuum, it abhors true altruism.
  • This work is not just a show of altruism. Times, Sunday Times
  • I argued at the time altruism was being discussed that there is no pure altruism.
  • In fact how we behave at Christmas says all sorts of interesting things about our collective and individual psyches: the need the belong, to be part of the community, the psychology of altruism, the art of lying.
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