self-denial


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renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

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Julia was sensibly touched with his distress, and for an instant there was some regret mingled with self- satisfaction at her own candour--but then the delightful reflection soon presented itself of the gratitude of Antonio when he learnt her generous conduct, and her self-denial in favour of a man whom she had as yet never seen.
quite coloured,' which she rightly considered a memorable circumstance, and one worthy of remark, young men not being as a class remarkable for modesty or self-denial, especially when there is a lady in the case, when, if they colour at all, it is rather their practice to colour the story, and not themselves.
With him she lived without reproach, but not without pain, in a state of great self-denial, for about twelve years; and her virtue was rewarded by his dying and leaving her very rich.
Money was the fruit of self-denial, and the second generation had a right to profit by the self-denial of the first.
Henderland, "but there's love too, and self-denial that should put the like of you and me to shame.
Thanks to his admirable prudence and self-denial my mother and sister were left, after his death, as independent of the world as they had been during his lifetime.
I was there too, but afterwards managed to keep away from Miss Haldin, till I received a short note rewarding my self-denial.
This forbearance, self-denial, or common sense, or by whatever term it may be thought proper to distinguish the measure, has subjected the nation to the imputation of having an ignoble origin.
It is pleasant to find that many of its Tales are of the Mills and of those who work in them; that they inculcate habits of self-denial and contentment, and teach good doctrines of enlarged benevolence.
I lay no claim to the distinction, and have the self-denial to reject it.
At one time you take pleasure in a sort of perverse self-denial, and at another you have not resolution to resist a thing that you know to be wrong.
How often am I to tell you that my life is one of care and self-denial, and that I am poor?
Big things took the place of trifling ones,--sacred sorrows of wives and mothers, pangs of fathers and husbands, self-denials, sympathies, new desire to bear one another's burdens.
In a press statement today, the OIC head said that these blessed days are a great opportunity to emphasize the values of giving, self-denial, fraternity and participation and the embodiment of the meanings of moderation, tolerance and coexistence among all people.
Those who have dealings with him will know he is very protective of his councillors and managers within the Council House and is in self-denial of any wrongdoings in any of the departments.