I want no reward but self-approbation,—and yours, my beloved, too.
This sense of self-approbation is very characteristic of the alcoholic.
Every object was pleasing, for it shone with the reflected light of self-approbation.
I had no solace from self-approbation: none even from self-respect.
I will go out and tell the truth; then we shall, at least, have the security of self-approbation.
She was merely carried off her feet by vain love of self-approbation, which led her far beyond the bounds of honourable prudence.
Exert yourself to obviate all humiliating surmises, and you will amply be repaid by the balm of self-approbation.'
A little glow of self-approbation suddenly prompted him to add: You know, I know about it now.
Would you know to what period I can look back with self-approbation, with thankfulness?
Did Mr. Clay choose to leave out all intellectual pleasures—all the pleasures of self-complacency, self-approbation, and sympathy?