egoism

[ ee-goh-iz-uh m, eg-oh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF egoism
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In the seventeenth century men still had the courage of their egoism.

Lionel must not be sacrificed to his egoism for a deed that in Lionel he could not account other than justified.

A residue of egoism remains in every affection—even paternal.

Egoism is the arch-enemy of love, selfishness is the manifestation of egoism.

His personality was many-sided enough to make his egoism representative.

Michael smiled at this egoism that could not help being charming.

He has emancipated himself from the egoism of the romantic tendency.

The first step toward the cure of egoism is to lock away one's Journal.

For in the world I have destroyed, egoism died in the embrace of love.

There is in egoism, however, a depth to which all but myself are blind.

WORD ORIGIN

1785, in metaphysics (see egoist), from French égoisme (1755), from Modern Latin egoismus, from Latin ego (see ego). Meaning "self-interest" is from 1800.

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