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adverb as in egotistically

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We of course sat down with her twice before school started and went through what happened to understand what she was thinking and had been exposed to, and to really make her understand how selfish and dangerous her actions were.

Our lives and our livelihoods are at risk, and anyone who refuses to wear a mask should be fully held accountable for endangering our lives because of their selfish idiocy.

“It is not brave to refuse to wear a mask, it is selfish, stupid, and shameful behavior that puts lives at risk,” Dingell said in a statement first sent to The Washington Post.

Instead, overlapping climate disasters could poison our politics even further, making all of us more selfish, more focused on our own comfort and safety, and less willing to sacrifice for or invest in a better common future.

We were about as selfish as any one of my teams has ever played, so we’ve got a lot of work to do.

They succumbed to infidelity, remained materialistic, and acted selfishly.

But if only we could think less selfishly about the present and more about the far future then we may just save our sanity.

So there's the part of every person who wants total freedom and to live completely selfishly.

As it turns out, they do so selfishly, obnoxiously, and despicably.

Nevertheless Apple is dumping Google, selfishly putting its feud with Google ahead of the needs of its customers.

Nor can it be alleged with truth that he accepted it from mercenary motives, or used it selfishly.

But, of course, I cannot but rejoice selfishly to know that I shall have my dear children so near me.

Some boats were launched and selfishly filled, but the captain apparently thought there was no cause for alarm.

She was selfishly engrossed in her book, and sat in her room all day, with hair pinned tightly back and wild and lucent eyes.

Shakespeare, the great teacher, shows us in "Macbeth" what happens to the selfishly ambitious man.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to selfishly, such as: cannily, greedily, illiberally, meanly, miserly, and parsimoniously.

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