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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-INTERESTS

The dullest persons have mind enough to foresee a danger to self-interests.

We will now show how they are also Tories by self-interests and Tories by coercion.

The whole power of this love element is enlisted in its perpetuity, as are all the self-interests of both.

We are swayed even in the making of our laws by little primitive emotions and passions, self-interests, desires.

And the idea passed away from his mind as quickly as all ideas not bearing upon his own self-interests did.

Do your hearts breathe and pant after it, and are you willing to deny self, and all self-interests to get it?

He had, like great actors, held his audience as one man by addressing their passions and self-interests.

The two friends jumped into a cabriolet to go about collecting guests and pens, ideas and self-interests.

This nettled the Prince to that degree that he said that those who talked against him had only self-interests in view.

They had more and more of that cold science of self-interests which he had learnt from Bentham.

WORD ORIGIN

also self interest, 1640s, from self- + interest (n.). Related: Self-interested.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.