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See definition of self examination on Dictionary.com
  • as inintrospection
  • as inmeditation
  • as insoul-searching

synonyms for self examination

  • contemplation
  • meditation
  • reflection
  • scrutiny
  • self-examination
  • soul-searching
  • brooding
  • egoism
  • introversion
  • rumination
  • self-absorption
  • deep thought
  • heart-searching
  • self-observation
  • self-questioning
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How to use self examination in a sentence

Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
As a rule, however, even in the case of extreme varieties, a careful examination of the specimen will enable it to be identified.
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Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Being quieted by the Captain with a draught of cold tea, and made to sit down, the examination of the book proceeded.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Indeed, a score of bodies lying there had not been seen by Malcolm during his first frenzied examination of the house.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Jean grinned and dribbled self-consciously, and showed his two little teeth to the proudest father in the world.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
As guileless, though as self-reliant, gentlewomen as sequestered England could produce.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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