Coquetry is the desire to please, as a means of self-gratification.
The pursuit of pleasure, self-gratification, is an original instinct with her.
McGillivrays only idea of right was that of self-gratification.
He eagerly snatched at an occasion at once of self-gratification, and of humiliating his proud and arrogant brother.
She came of a race of women to whom self-sacrifice was more natural than self-gratification.
Self-gratification rather than self-denial; independence rather than submission—these are the rules of life.
Lillie, I feel that it is wrong for us to use wealth merely as a means of self-gratification.
Many thousands of dollars had he spent in order to secure the means of self-gratification; but the end was not yet gained.
It offers the obligation of using all wealth as tools and not as means of self-gratification.
He welcomed the undying joy of self-sacrifice, and repudiated the momentary pleasures of self-gratification.