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noun as in abstinence

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Another tradition of manliness would point them toward discipline, sacrifice, and self-denial.

The Roman idea of self-denial differed very strikingly from our own.

But in general, White sees such wives as engaging in willful self-denial, she said.

Is it not worth some self-denial, some sacrifices, on pour part, to have your home spoken of in this manner?

We have learned so much lately about self-denial, and crossing one's own inclinations, and enduring hardness.

He would bear evils with patience, even as he would practise self-denial of pleasure.

That includes an idea of self-denial utterly unknown to all the young people of to-day.

So far he had not done so, but continued self-denial would require a stern effort.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-denial, such as: abnegation, abstemiousness, ascetic, asceticism, self-abnegation, and selflessness.

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