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For her postdoctoral work, Zanders focused on a particular type of dustup caused by some selfish genes — genes that propagate themselves even if it hurts the host.
THIS YEAR’S SN 10 SCIENTISTS AIM TO SOLVE SOME OF SCIENCE’S BIGGEST CHALLENGESSCIENCE NEWS STAFFSEPTEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The most effective strategy was the selfish strategy where everyone tried to go as fast as possible.
COMPLEXITY SCIENTIST BEATS TRAFFIC JAMS THROUGH ADAPTATIONRODRIGO PÉREZ ORTEGASEPTEMBER 28, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Their response to the pandemic and this great work that pharma people are doing has reminded many of their capacities and how they can be helpful to the world—as opposed to the industry being viewed as kind of selfish and uncooperative.
WHEN BILL GATES THINKS WE’LL HAVE A COVID-19 VACCINE—AND WHY THAT WON’T BE THE END OF THE PANDEMICCLEAF2013SEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
The next day the mayor called the partiers “absolutely reckless and selfish,” and she closed the beach parking to make an example of them.
THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. JUST LOOK AT CALIFORNIA’S WEEKEND.BY ELIZABETH WEILSEPTEMBER 9, 2020PROPUBLICA
I feel selfish in a sense because I’m one of the lucky ones.
WE NEED A COVID VACCINE. WE ALSO NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET IT TO PEOPLESY MUKHERJEEAUGUST 27, 2020FORTUNE
His ambition is a purely selfish one, while mine is distinctly benevolent.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
No, no,” added Mr. Pickwick more cheerfully, “it would be selfish and ungrateful.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
One would imagine, to hear these (p. 171) people talk, that smoking was the only selfish indulgence in the world.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
"I fear, for my part, it is only a very selfish pleasure," he said a trifle unctuously.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Let no opportunity be missed of exposing the true character of the vile and selfish agitators of the Anti-corn-law league.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SELFISH

  • ambiguous
  • buried
  • concealed
  • covert
  • cryptic
  • dark
  • enigmatic
  • equivocal
  • guarded
  • hidden
  • implied
  • obscure
  • obscured
  • personal
  • privy
  • remote
  • secondary
  • selfish
  • shrouded
  • under cover
  • under wraps
  • undisclosed
  • undivulged
  • unexpressed
  • unsaid
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