1. acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
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How To Use self-sacrifice In A Sentence

  • Surely, no flame of piety, idealism, or self-sacrifice could burn in the cold hearts of its citizens.
  • Tom Staple would have willingly been impaled before a Committee of the House, could he by such self-sacrifice have infused his own spirit into the component members of the hebdomadal board. Barchester Towers
  • After all, both in reality and cinema, heroism consists of self-sacrifice: the sacrifice of life and freedom.
  • When the Americans did not give up but rather kept building more planes and tanks, the Japanese responded with massive suicidal attacks, believing that Americans, selfish and mongrelized, could not stand up to such a show of national unity and self-sacrifice. Sea of Thunder
  • If, however, we include in the term morality the transitory display of certain qualities such as abnegation, self-sacrifice, disinterestedness, devotion, and the need of equity, we may say, on the contrary, that crowds may exhibit at times a very lofty morality. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
  • You must carry on that history with complete dedication and self-sacrifice. Writers in Hollywood, 1915-51
  • Disgusted with the bland, palliative Lutheranism of his day, he stresses duty, self-sacrifice, and total commitment.
  • All it's done is remind me that when self-sacrifice is held up as a moral ideal, whatever you give will never be enough.
  • Some questioned the political gain of such self-sacrifice, or of trying to take down a heavily guarded fence in a gesture of dubious symbolism.
  • Through self-sacrifice we must show people that service of the public is a life-building motivation.
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