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freedom from bias or from selfish motives

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But even this disinterestedness was attended with no inconsiderable cost, to my knowledge, for before Peepy was sufficiently decorated to walk hand in hand with the professor of deportment, he had to be newly dressed, at the expense of Caddy and her husband, from top to toe.
My sweet Catherine, in your generous heart I know it would signify nothing; but we must not expect such disinterestedness in many.
Quite a woman's letter, full of what people call tenderness, and disinterestedness, and heart, and all that sort of thing
But his wife's expostulations awoke his half-slumbering regrets; and Tom's manly disinterestedness increased the unpleasantness of his feelings.
Jaggers glanced at Joe, as if he considered him a fool for his disinterestedness.
Your name is celebrated, your position magnificent; and then the Comte de Morcerf is a soldier, and it is pleasing to see the integrity of a Bayard united to the poverty of a Duguesclin; disinterestedness is the brightest ray in which a noble sword can shine.
Well, I have always said," replied D'Artagnan, with a sigh, "that disinterestedness was the finest thing in the world.
Mr Lillyvick stood higher than ever; for he had shown his power; hinted at his property and testamentary intentions; gained great credit for disinterestedness and virtue; and, in addition to all, was finally accommodated with a much larger tumbler of punch than that which Newman Noggs had so feloniously made off with.
Smith worked the behind-the-scenes game of patronage even when her husband was out of favor with the current administration; and yet, men, despite the pose of disinterestedness, engaged equally in this game.
As a result, the gift cannot be a source of normativity, neither the modern gift nor the gift between primitive peoples, since it extends into all eternity, outside all stable and systematic opposition between interest and disinterestedness, between market and non-market, or between monetary and non-monetary.
Thompson argues persuasively that journalists, authors of popular literature, and social commentators helped public opinion reconcile the conflict between social mobility and morality through stock characters like the grisette (a nickname for a working woman, which implied a prostitute in libertine literature) who formed nonvenal relationships with bourgeois men to advance themselves socially, symbolically uniting disinterestedness and ambition.
Out of context, this might sound like uncommitted political relativism or cultural conservatism hiding behind aesthetic disinterestedness.
Natarajan suggests that unlike Keats, who considered this the defining attribute of the truest poetic genius as opposed to the personal intensity of Wordsworth's "egotistical sublime," Hazlitt relegated Shakespeare's disinterestedness to the status of a remarkable exception, outside the bounds of gusto: "Hazlitt's vision of genius as a triumphant affirmation of the individual self requires us to locate Shakespeare outside his general theory of genius and its workings" (Natarajan 110).
a source of disinterestedness so [the hungry] can eat.
5) Rawls is careful, for instance, to contextualize references to the mutual disinterestedness of the parties.
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