[ US /ˈsɛɫˈfɪntɹəst/ ]
  1. concern for your own interests and welfare
  2. taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
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How To Use self-interest In A Sentence

  • Its independence may encourage it to pursue a course of narrow self-interest rather than the public interest. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
  • But the motive behind her achievement was not self-interest alone, nor the desire to carry aloft the banner of feminism.
  • The stakeholders are frighteningly numerous, diverse, intensely self-interested, and powerful.
  • Self-interest and self-satisfaction are replaced with self-reflection and significant improvement.
  • In this way the self-interested use of power can restrict the recruitment of talented individuals to highly rewarded positions.
  • So essentially antagonistic class interests sharing the same region find themselves allying with each other in their mutual self-interests.
  • It is as much corporate self-interest as corporate altruism.
  • People were therefore obliged by considerations of self-interest to obey the commands of established government. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology
  • Takla Haymanot of Gojjam, another of John's powerful and ambitious subjects, was also motivated solely by self-interest.
  • The universally-shared human motive of rational self-interest makes human action predictable, generalisable and controllable.
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