selfish person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n selfish person a person who is unusually selfish
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Usage

In literature:

One person only she excepted in her selfish calculations, and that was her accomplice and victim, Say Koitza.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
I am a selfish person.
"August First" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray
He thinks much of his own person, and is selfish.
"Thackeray" by Anthony Trollope
Their motive is strictly selfish and personal.
"Branded" by Francis Lynde
Persons in high situations must particularly guard themselves against selfishness and vanity.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
Objective, as it were, was all their communion; not personal and selfish, but a matter of art and business and discussion.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
Mrs Fanshawe's affections, like those of most selfish people, were largely influenced by personal considerations.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
His side was taken from impulse and personal liking, not from selfish calculation.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850" by Various
The unpopular player is nearly always a selfish person, one who disregards rules or tries to win unfairly.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
But there is really no such thing as selfish, as personal happiness.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
Her love of life and of personality were free from the taint of selfishness.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
May I be preserved from any such personal selfishness and reticence as this!
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
In giving way to selfish persons, remember that you cannot sacrifice yourself alone.
"The Claims of Labour an essay on the duties of the employers to the employed" by Arthur Helps
I am not of those who always seek the side on which lies personal happiness, because a happiness that is essentially selfish won't last.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
A bore is not, as is often believed, a merely selfish and uninteresting person.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
How hard, tart, and repulsive is the old age of selfish persons!
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
Full of personal details, they were never selfish in its unpleasant sense.
"That Boy Of Norcott's" by Charles James Lever
Haughty, reckless, selfish, his only good quality was his personal bravery.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
Nobody can be fond of a selfish person.
"Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895" by Various
Oh dear, what an impossibly selfish person I am!
"The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory" by Margaret Vandercook
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In news:

That conclusion is based on the view that the only thing that motivates people is personal, selfish reward.
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