self-seeking

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ADJECTIVE
  1. interested only in yourself
NOUN
  1. taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
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How To Use self-seeking In A Sentence

  • Atrocities are happening all over the world due to the self-righteous, self-seeking gratification of particular groups.
  • Well, it is about time we had some celebrities honoured and it is about time that the self-seeking nonentities who inhabit City Hall acknowledged this and honoured some.
  • It always has a strong connection of the act of the behavioral agent and this kind of act contains using privilege, abusing rights, scrimshank and self-seeking misconduct.
  • As regards the tests that a youth must pass before he can get a degree, I found that they have no class lists, and discourage anything like competition among the students; this, indeed, they regard as self-seeking and unneighbourly. Erewhon
  • To carry patriotism to the edge of chauvinism is to abandon the discipline of thought, which is the only safeguard against self-seeking patriotism. Canada, the Crown and Chauvinism
  • But in the very same essay, Macaulay supposes Bacon the man to be thoroughly deceitful, self-seeking, and lacking in moral fibre.
  • I ventured feebly to say that I did not see how progress could be made in any art or science, or indeed in anything at all, without more or less self-seeking, and hence unamiability. Erewhon
  • My point is that even such self-seeking requires a considerable amount of common culture.
  • But in the very same essay, Macaulay supposes Bacon the man to be thoroughly deceitful, self-seeking, and lacking in moral fibre.
  • Despite his predilection for this sort of self-seeking behaviour, there are many who don't want him to jump.
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