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noun as in being


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Both of the tests she took were of the nasal swab variety, although the one she took on campus was self-administered.

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A vicious cycle of rejection by others played out in which undercontrolled youngsters never had opportunities to learn social skills and self-control.

Even though what she’s doing is sometimes very self-serving, and sometimes it’s downright menacing, she still has her reasons.

Those crystals provide a nucleation point where the sugar structure — the candy — can self-assemble.

Florida, concerned that it had taken on too much risk, has since scaled back its self-insurance plan.

We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.

Stephanie Giorgio, a classical musician, credits The Class for helping her cope with anxiety, focus, fear, and self-doubt.

For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.

I went into the audition as Fericito, the Venezuelan percussionist, and then I did a self-defense expert.

Those who come to the Dinner Party are self-selecting; they do want to talk about it.

Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.

Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.

At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.

But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?

Jean grinned and dribbled self-consciously, and showed his two little teeth to the proudest father in the world.

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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self, such as: character, ego, identity, individuality, myself, and person.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.