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But its voice was soon stifled, and its children were rewarded for their abnegation by punishment, martyrdom and death.
His devotion to you is the most beautiful expression of self-abnegation that I have ever met.
AN OLD MAN'S LOVEANTHONY TROLLOPE
John Stuart Mill says that utter self-abnegation has been preached to women as a peculiarly feminine virtue.
LADY BYRON VINDICATEDHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
In leaving France, I have made a complete abnegation of my life, persuaded that I shall never again see my country.
But, save in this entire self-abnegation and social exclusion, Mr. McDonogh had none of the habits of the miser.
Once that we reinspire them with confidence, we may hope everything from their courage and abnegation, which we all know.
PONCE DE LEONWILLIAM PILLING
It is difficult to decide what is meant by sacrifice and self-abnegation in this world of human subterfuge and self-deception.
THE MAKERS OF MODERN ROMEMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
She needed someone to listen, not to talk, and Mary had been trained by long years of self-abnegation to fill that post.
LADY CASSANDRAMRS GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
She seeks her highest satisfaction in abnegation of all personal desire, and in entire devotion to others.
GEORGE ELIOTMATHILDE BLIND
His hand was on the throttle of sacrifice, and he seemed bent on racing the engine of self-abnegation to its last wheel-turn.
THE SILVER POPPYARTHUR STRINGER

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