1. willing to deprive yourself
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How To Use self-sacrificing In A Sentence

  • I believe that equality of rights would abate the exaggerated self-abnegation which is the present artificial ideal of feminine character, and that a good woman would not be more self-sacrificing than the best man: but on the other hand, men would be much more unselfish and self-sacrificing than at present, because they would no longer be taught to worship their own will as such a grand thing that it is actually the law for another rational being. The Subjection of Women
  • In film portrayals of African Americans, by the early 1970s, the sexless and self-sacrificing characters played by Sidney Poitier during the civil rights era had been replaced by hypersexual superheroes who had achieved spectacular wealth by means other than “working for the Man.” A Renegade History of the United States
  • The lead character shows lust only for Olympic glory—the most his self-sacrificing wife gets is a sisterly peck on the cheek.
  • This "we" is a character in its own right, experiencing Marstal's cycles of birth and death, becoming infected by the contagions of violence or rallied to higher self-sacrificing causes. Going to Sea Once More
  • Filled with enthusiasm, glorying in the great cause he stood for, self-sacrificing, giving himself absolutely to the redemption of humanity, he converted the Farmers to the Fourierite theories and induced them to put these theories to the test of actual experiment. My Friends at Brook Farm
  • The bravest, and the most combative and self-sacrificing of our comrades went into the Fighting Chapter 16: The End
  • Depressed-aggressive suicide-murderers are likely to be people who feel unloved and unvalued, the very opposite of the New York firemen and self-sacrificing passengers aboard the fourth plane, scuppered in the Pennsylvania woods.
  • Some of her closest relationships, most notably with her son and her loyal, self-sacrificing assistant, took a battering.
  • Finally if you do not die, your loving wife — who has not slept during the whole three weeks of your illness (a fact of which she will constantly remind you) — will fall ill in her turn, waste away, suffer much, and become even more incapable of any useful pursuit than she was before; while by the time that you have regained your normal state of health she will express to you her self-sacrificing affection only by shedding around you a kind of benignant dullness which involuntarily communicates itself both to yourself and to every one else in your vicinity. Youth
  • It took me being a mom, watching him as a doting, self-sacrificing grandfather, to really appreciate all he did for me as a child. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad
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