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He should have that oil of joy for his work, for his high, selfless purposes.

Mrs. Trevor accounted him the most devoted and selfless friend that woman ever had.

He enlarged on this theme, on the Kingdom which can belong only to those who are selfless.

There were, needless to say, selfless exceptions to the egotistic rule.

The yearning yet selfless love which it expressed was not for my eyes to witness.

"There are people in the world who are what Tennyson calls 'selfless,'" returned Alick.

You must teach your children the methods and the practice of selfless service.

She could make other people happy; could live a noble, selfless life.

Perhaps "Selfless" and "Thoughtful" were helping her to find the stones!

His wife was, and is, one of the noblest and most selfless beings on earth.

WORD ORIGIN

"devoted to others' welfare or interest and not one's own," 1825, from self + -less. First attested in Coleridge. Related: Selflessly; selflessness.

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