Usage examples for selfishness

  1. I am sorry to say that my garden party friends have displayed a very considerable amount of selfishness. – Addresses & Papers / Collectanea by Peter Eade
  2. In nearly every case, the fault begins with the man- in his neglect and selfishness- and then man- fashion, he turns around and tries to lay it at the door of the woman. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  3. And was it for him, who had been careful of her- very careful on the whole, despite man's selfishness, despite her never having understood the depths of him- was it for him of all people to hurt her so, to stamp her face with sorrow, perhaps destroy her utterly? – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  4. The People who cannot have a principle superior to their individual selfishness, in their acts as citizens, cannot have national virtue. – Atheism Among the People by Alphonse de Lamartine
  5. " Wall," says I, " selfishness don't pay in the long- run." – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  6. I dread your refusal, he said; and yet, old as I am, there is no selfishness in my love. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  7. To Peter had come glimpses of the magnificent selfishness of this prophet of the people. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  8. The woman has her own share of selfishness, and her son's, too. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. Although I know it is an act of selfishness on my part. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  10. Selfishness made the difference, for a man was better than a sheep, but did not, like the sheep, belong to them. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  11. The one impulse would end in a kind of spiritual selfishness. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  12. " Another specimen of selfishness," said Judy. – Trading by Susan Warner
  13. Those by a life of love and service had chosen eternal life, but these by a life of selfishness had chosen death. – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  14. I could wish- just with an old father's selfishness- that he was a neighbour, that he didn't plan to take you away entirely. – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  15. This is one species of selfishness. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  16. Oh, not that; avoid selfishness at Christmas, if at no other time. – A Little Book for Christmas by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  17. Otherwise there is a selfishness about it by no means Christian- minded. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  18. There is no sin that is not selfishness, there is no selfishness that is not sin. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  19. If you would give me a little hope, if you would wait- oh, pardon the selfishness of my request, the pitiable weakness displayed in this appeal! – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. But you will pardon my selfishness, won't you? – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach