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[ US /ˌsɛɫfɹɪˈspɛkt/ ]
  1. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    showed his true dignity when under pressure
    it was beneath his dignity to cheat
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How To Use self-respect In A Sentence

  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
  • From the past sorrows, we derive our self-respect to love our compatriots.
  • A successful fighting man must have a strong sense of pride and self-respect.
  • While the Dvorksy essay on "curing" fundamentalism that Stephen links to is well-intentioned George says of the fundamentalists that he wants to "return to them free will, rationality and self-respect" in order to help give their lives "meaning and purpose", I tend to share Stephen's concerns about this kind of memetic engineering. The Speculist: The Danger of "Memetic Engineering"
  • They care so much about what others think and then rave about national pride and self-respect in the same breath.
  • It was the only way he could show that he was determined to regain his self-respect by scoring goals. Kevin Keegan - Black and White
  • No self-respecting shopkeeper would touch the defeated currency, instead rattling off a long list of what was acceptable, everything from Dutch guilders and Indian rupees to francs, pounds, and the rare American dollars. A Covert Affair
  • With voluntaryism and self-improvement went self-respect, a code of honesty and a sense of respectability.
  • All this went a long way to restore my self-respect, badly jolted by the morning incident. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic
  • So far as any self-respecting mechanic was concerned, he knew nothing.
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