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Synonyms for self-sacrificing

willing to deprive yourself

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Previous researchers (e.g., Shamir et al., 1993) have suggested that, when a leader is self-sacrificing, followers link their sense of identity to the goals and mission of the organization.
With relentless and self-sacrificing dedication, Levski created and headed a network of several hundred secret revolutionary committees preparing a national rebellion.
1ST JOHN 5,3 Life is simply full of opportunities for us to be generous, to be self-sacrificing, to be really and optimistically Christian.
The importance of the fiction, according to McReynolds, is first that it shows from the beginning (from Dostoevsky's earliest novel, Poor Folk) that child-sacrifice, on which she claims most societies rest, including Russian society, is unethical and ineffective; and second that Dostoevsky's fiction belies the Russian idea: that is, the idea that the Russian people are freely self-sacrificing substitute Christs, the foundation notion of The Diary of a Writer.
Palmer draws parallels between real life and Turandot by intercutting scenes from a production he staged where Elvira becomes the vengeful Turandot, and Doria the self-sacrificing servant girl, Liu.
Even if (contrary to the original example where everything else was held equal) making such extra trips to the library were self-sacrificing, there is, on the Not-for-Naught View, no point to making such self-sacrifices just to redeem them.
In self-sacrificing acts that neither expects of the other or of themselves, their journey confronts the powers that rob them of life and the powers out to destroy them.
We have a group of self-sacrificing attackers." The US military said a suicide cell was targeting foreign troops in Kabul two days after a car bomber rammed into an army convoy killing 16 people.
Therefore it must be supplemented with agape (pronounced ah-ga-pay), the Greek word for self-sacrificing love.
Pigs serve as a self-sacrificing waste management team in Mark's gospel (5:l-20)--which makes for some irony, as pigs are labeled unclean by Jewish standards anyway.
And their mothers and sisters, far from being the proud champions of womanhood most are here, would likely be struggling to live up to Mexico's more generally accepted image of the ideal woman, the mujer abnegada, a self-sacrificing slave who suffers the iniquities of life in silence, like the Virgin Mary herself.
As the story progresses, the action moves faster and faster, becoming almost nonstop, and the protagonists prove themselves to be wise, brave, self-sacrificing and, literally, supernaturally heroic.
Peters distinguished between "warriors" and "soldiers." The former are savage, self-serving hedonists; the latter are disciplined, self-sacrificing individuals motivated by a love of a particular community.
It is a spark that is always strong enough to kindle hope, to open human hearts, and to move them to acts of self-sacrificing generosity, and even heroism.
Citizens now routinely referred to the Russian "national character," which was said to be exceptionally heroic, patient, and self-sacrificing. The terms "Soviet" and "Russian" had become virtually synonymous.