Thesaurus / self-abnegation

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I consider that you paid your debt over and over again, and that your final act of self-abnegation was entirely uncalled for.

A Lost LeaderE. Phillips Oppenheim

However, when the mother positively refused to accept of this act of self-abnegation, I can not say that he regretted it.

Instead of conquering by selfishness he conquered by self-abnegation.

The patriotism was counterfeit; the self-abnegation and the generosity were counterfeit.

I did him the simple justice to believe that his self-abnegation was sincere.

His self-abnegation was assuredly heroic, and may even be called sublime.

Bible RomancesGeorge W. Foote

The excellence we look for must be spiritual—vigour of faith, self-abnegation of love, passion of zeal.

We are taught that "self-abnegation" is the substance of virtue and self-forgetfulness the inseparable quality of right conduct.

In whom self-abnegation was the underlying principle of all daily doing.

Faith Gartney's GirlhoodMrs. A. D. T. Whitney

I never saw that in Chicago—that patience and self-abnegation.

An American Girl in LondonSara Jeannette Duncan

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