His was the old supremacy of the selfish over the self sacrificing, the hard over the tender, the mental over the emotional.
Patriotic, self sacrificing and confiding in the right, they were prepared for the worst, and the worst came.
The personal contact of self sacrificing benevolence with darkness, filth and misery—that is the only remedy.
Like the Sisters in Buluwayo, they are most self–sacrificing and constant in their attention to the sick and wounded of the force.
In the temples unbounded license alternated with self sacrificing asceticism.
But against that self sacrificing attitude she was forced to admit the plea of Alec's own bewildering lack of conventionality.
Love is present in its first stages, not the self sacrificing sort, but love given in response to love and attention.