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show one's ability or courage

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The need to prove oneself may give way to the desire to express one's uniqueness.
In a social structure where opportunities to prove oneself through education or career are limited, being a good mother is the most attainable way for a young woman to gain status within her community.
A gentle story of courage, as a little tugboat learns what it takes to prove oneself.
For one filled with the insecurity of adolescence and the yearning to prove oneself, the risk of performing at any lower level is more embarrassing and perhaps less well accepted than in the past.
According to Erikson, "The adolescent looks fervently for men and ideas to have faith in, which means men and ideas in whose service it would seem worthwhile to prove oneself trustworthy" (p.
gluttony of resources, and an unexamined hope that by not questioning immigration one can prove oneself not only non-racist, but also willing to share with everyone.
Whether because of money for college, patriotism, family tradition, need to prove oneself or that Wendy's wasn't hiring, we all came into the service with our own hopes and dreams and desires.
Certainly the chance to be a hero motivates some, as well as the need to prove oneself and the thrill of action.
Many, the author of the YA novels My Life, Take Two and These Are the Rules, tackles teen angst, the desire to prove oneself, and the search for self-understanding knowledgably and convincingly.
The need to prove oneself by accepting a dare, or better yet a double-dare, is one of the enduring rites of passage for adolescents.
The renowned chronicler of the entrepreneurial spirit, Joseph Schumpeter, aptly described the personality you have to emulate: "There is the dream and the will there is the will to conquer; the impulse to fight, to prove oneself .
She had proved it was not necessary to be born in a country in order to prove oneself a true patriot of that country.
she did not know, my ladies, what it means to prove oneself against scholars"(33); "And therefore beware, ladies, of playing tricks, especially on scholars
As the need to prove oneself became less intense, it was found that the pendulum moved back towards the disability identity (Yoshida, 1993).
Achievement," Thernstrom writes, "can stem from insecurity, a need to prove oneself better than everyone else, or from depression -- a need to make oneself feel better -- as much as it can from talent or a desire to contribute to the world.