Self-bounty

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Self-bounty (Shak.) native goodness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

He provided two bountiful meals for self and attendants.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
No gift of self, no bounty of God!
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Shall I disdayne bountifully to imploy my selfe and all the endeuor of my Frendes for his deliuery?
"The Palace of Pleasure" by William Painter
It was part of her self-imposed duties to play Lady Bountiful to some of the poorer persons who rented Uncle Peter Stower's tenements.
"The Corner House Girls on a Houseboat" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In poetry:

No bounty of indulgent Heaven
The vague desire can stay;
Self-love is still a Tartar mill
For grinding prayers alway.
"The Common Question" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I thought of spirit wronged by mortal ills,
And my flesh rotting on my fate's dull stake;
And how self-scorn-ed they the bounty fills
Of others, and the bread, even of their dearest, take.
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson
Having two cloaks, give one (said our Lord) to the poor;
In such bounty as that lies the trial:
But a child that gives half of its infantile store
Has small praise, because small self-denial.
"Charity" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Edward Collins, a self-proclaimed bounty hunter is wanted by Vineland police.
View full size Edward Collins, a self-proclaimed bounty hunter is wanted by Vineland police.
Charleston Police arrested a self-described bounty hunter from Wyoming County after they said he attempted to sell several guns -- including one that had been reported stolen -- at a Kanawha City gas station Wednesday.
Supermarket chains started introducing self-serve lanes about 10 years ago, touting them as an easy way for shoppers to scan their own items' bar codes, pay, bag their bounty and head out on their way.
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