• WordNet 3.6
    • n self-concern concern for your own interests and welfare
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-concern Concern for one's self.
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  • W. H. Auden
    “Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.”


In literature:

Hours or years might have passed away, so far as the sufferer was concerned, when Alroy again returned to self-consciousness.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
We find self-concern and some concern for others, but not respect.
"Herein is Love" by Reuel L. Howe
I went through my own horror and self condemnation, and my concern over Catherine.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
But it is with the social rather than the ethical aspect of self-realisation that I am now concerned.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
It was only said in self-preservation and war of defence, and concerned only those who had taken up arms against the Moslems.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
Discouragement and weariness will, again and again, suggest doubts concerning the wisdom of this ceaseless effort to improve one's self.
"Education and the Higher Life" by J. L. Spalding
Put me down then for fifty pounds, and an annual subscription of three guineas till the concern is self-supporting.
"Amos Huntingdon" by T.P. Wilson
Beyond a competence, it can afford no real satisfaction, as far as mere self is concerned.
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
We are mainly concerned here with the powers not of the waking or empirical, but of the submerged or unconscious self.
"The Arena" by Various
But with self-repression truly admirable Parker told them that he had no news to give out concerning Colonel Ward, of any nature whatsoever.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
There was as little self-consciousness in his voice as if he were telling her a fact concerning the Loon Lake trouble.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
But Brodrick's family, by the sheer instinct of self-preservation, was awake to everything that concerned it.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Only so far as Antony's own self was concerned there didn't seem the least atom of an advantage anywhere.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
The man who does feel concerned has a larger self.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
He's afraid his stupidly respectable self may be mentioned in a newspaper article concerning this local tragedy they all talk about.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Nor is the problem one that concerns self-fertilised plants only.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
Are you ignorant how the Princess interests her self in all that concerns this Maid?
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
It would be well, indeed, if selfishness came into play on those occasions only where self is really concerned.
"The Claims of Labour an essay on the duties of the employers to the employed" by Arthur Helps
There is less direct concern with self, and a more conscious concern with others.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
He should ask concerning his personal observance of the Master's counsel of prayer and self-denial and cross-bearing.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson

In news:

Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can present with multiple crises and minor incidents of self-harm or threats, but determining when the actions are true cause for concern can be a challenge.
Final Policy Concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 's Treatment of Voluntary Employer Safety and Health Self-Audits.
ASE Concerned Over Self-Referral, Overutilization of Cardiac Stress Exams.
The biggest plagiarism concern is self- plagiarism , says Garner, researchers who copy their work again and again, republishing old data in varied journals.
PMSA concerned about " self-destructive behavior".
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects the brain's ability to assert self-control, of particular concern during adolescence.
NFL's Elimination of Kick-Offs: Selfless Concern or Self-Preservation.
In times of natural disaster, it's up to self-storage facility managers to be vigilant about their properties, protect them as best they can and address customer concerns.
A request to rezone a property and allow the conversion of an existing building to self-storage was denied by the planning commission in Mobile, Ala. Last week after local residents expressed concern about the development.
It is only proper that one congratulates Guiles for an artful example of self-service disguised as concern for the public good.
Flirtation signals a concern for self, which could decrease likability but increase negotiating strength.
A few months ago I submitted a letter stating my concerns as to the destiny of the human race if we continue on our short-sighted path of self-destruction.
Larry Penner is a concerned self described taxpayer and citizens' civic activist who will be blogging about government, budgets, politics, economic and civil liberties issues of interest to local residents.
As far as I'm concerned, no self respecting man would ever slap his name on a line of perfume .
Money brings out our concerns about love, power, and self-esteem.

In science:

The notation and names are self-explanatory, if we remember that in Q(N ), the left (resp. right) argument concerns the positive (resp. negative) part.
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
As far as the outer region of the disc is concerned, the self-gravity of the disc must be taken into account at large radii.
Reprocessed emission from warped accretion discs induced by the Bardeen-Petterson effect
However, in this paper we are merely concerned with identifying the locations of self-shielded systems.
The distribution of Lyman-limit absorption systems during and after reionization
We add a few comments concerning the physics of the self-energies and then specify the estimates used as an input in our analysis of the data.
Review of lattice results concerning low energy particle physics
With the aim of making this paper reasonably self-contained, Section 7 summarizes from some results concerning harmonic functions on conifolds.
Special Lagrangian conifolds, I: Moduli spaces (extended version)
As was discussed concerning the weak-polarization case, the transition to the quasistationary current is self-consistent only for the quasistationary part of the solution because only then both sides of (68) are constant in time in the Larmor frame.
Spin Dynamics of a Fermi Liquid in an Electric Field
Eq. (3.11) and the remark concerning self-energies).
Towards a test particle description of transport processes for states with continuous mass spectra
This might lead to new constraints for self-energies and Green functions. A second potential problem of a relativistic off-shell transport theory concerns the possibility of space-like modes.
Towards a test particle description of transport processes for states with continuous mass spectra
Segal concerning the “extension property”, i.e., the existence of commuting self-adjoint extensions of the operators −i ∂ 0 (Ω), to a dense subspace of L2 (Ω).
The spectral set conjecture and multiplicative properties of roots of polynomials
In order to obtain from (31) the expression for the self-energy we must postulate that all the internal energy of the particle concerned with the mass has the kinetic origin.
Mechanical scenario for the reaction: neutron --> proton + electron + antineutrino
The mathematical framework of the time-reversal experiment as well as the main result concerning the self-averaging properties of the time reversed signal, Theorem 2.1, are presented in Section 2.
Self-averaging of Wigner transforms in random media
For various reasons, there has been no self-consistent model of massive star evolution including all the ingredients concerning 26Al production.
Astrophysical constraints from gamma-ray spectroscopy
This paper is concerned with an extension and reinterpretation of previous results on the variational characterization of eigenvalues in gaps of the essential spectrum of self-adjoint operators.
General results on the eigenvalues of operators with gaps, arising from both ends of the gaps. Application to Dirac operators
We now state our main result concerning the self-orthogonality of images of codes in the following theorem.
Self-orthogonality of $q$-ary Images of $q^m$-ary Codes and Quantum Code Construction
Recall that the present paper is concerned with a self-similar fragmentation process Π that satisfies (1) as well as Hypothesis 1.
Asymptotic properties of the process counted with a random characteristic in the context of fragmentation processes