Selfness

Definitions

  • Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise
    Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Selfness Selfishness.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Great Self-restraint Great Self-restraint
The self-made man The self-made man
Automatic self-binding reaper Automatic self-binding reaper
Self-intensifying process used in liquefying air Self-intensifying process used in liquefying air
Self-possession of Fabricius, the Ambassador, under rather Trying Circumstances Self-possession of Fabricius, the Ambassador, under rather Trying Circumstances
A self-sustaining or balanced aquarium A self-sustaining or balanced aquarium

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On February 10, 1964 the first self-adhesive stamps were issued
    • n selfness Egotism; the usurpation of undue predominance by sentiments relating to one's self.
    • n selfness Personality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees are self-pollinating.
    • Selfness egotism: personality
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Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “The most fearful unbelief is unbelief in your self.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.”
  • Plato
    Plato
    “The first and the best victory is to conquer self.”
  • Sheldon Kopp
    Sheldon Kopp
    “All of the significant battles are waged within the self.”
  • Johann Gottfried Von Herder
    Johann Gottfried Von Herder
    “What of us lies in the hearts of others is our truest and deepest self.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma%20Gandhi
    “Patience means self-suffering.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Instead of being self-denial, it is the gratification of self in maintaining an appearance of external sanctity.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
But there was no meaning in either to these little prisoners of self.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
All the ideals of her self-blinded life were being swept away in the glaring flame of reality.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
Similarly, in a moral sense, it calls for justice, truthfulness, respect of God, of the neighbor, and of self.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
I will be a man; a free, self-ruled, and self-developed man.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Self-respect, loyalty, gratitude, responsibility, self-sacrifice may be cited, by way of suggestion.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
The true self is worthier of the name of "self" than the apparent self.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
Self-help and self-reliance are getting old fashioned.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
For the time being, awkwardness was lost and all self-consciousness.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
The sense of self was obviously lessened with the need for self-defence.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
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In poetry:

And then she lost her self—
But that she threw away;
And God upon his shelf
It carefully did lay.
"The Girl That Lost Things" by George MacDonald
Less, less of self each day,
Less of the world and sin;
More of Thy Son I pray,
More of Thyself within.
"I Said, My God, At Length" by Horatius Bonar
All that in woman is ador'd
In thy dear self I find;
For the whole sex can but afford
The handsome and the kind.
"To Celia" by Sir Charles Sedley
This is the highest learning,
The hardest and the best—
From self to keep still turning,
And honour all the rest.
"After Thomas Kempis" by George MacDonald
Be but your silent self, and you
Are poesy, the theme
And source exhaustless of all song.
You are your poet's dream.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
Ah, serpent in our Paradise!
In choicest cup our gall!
'Twas thou, distraught Anxiety,
Wrapped Beauty's self in pall;
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon

In news:

Photograph courtesy of Flickr user Josh Self.
The study found more than 13 million self-described athiests and agnostics, along with nearly 33 million people who say they have no religous affiliation .
The Berlin Wall, concrete symbol of the divided self.
A Letter to my 60-year-old Self.
Converting to a Wireless Door- Alarm System in Self-Storage: Benefits, Pitfalls and Other Considerations.
Access-control systems have always been the standard for self-storage security.
Long lulls on this January day made for a tricky session, but he still found waves on his self-shaped fish.
This basement meeting hall is busy with signs and banners that point the way to a life of sobriety and self-control.
A-1 Self Storage Plans Multi-Story Facility in Alhambra , Calif. A-1 Self Storage has announced its plans to build a multi-story facility in Alhambra , Calif, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Self-parking AX, DS, MC, VS.
Most self-storage operators would agree that offering ancillary products or services on top of their unit rentals can be a great way to grab more market share and increase revenue.
A How-To Guide to Records Storage: Ancillary Insight for Self-Storage Operators.
If you're David Lynch, you remake Mulholland Drive 's vision of the fractured self using the post-cinematic vernacular of our present time.
The self-documenting Ukrainian art couple comes to Chicago.
Portrait of a Man-Self-Portrait, by Julien Hudson.
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In science:

The canonical lattice model [2, 3] for this transition is given by interacting self-avoiding walks (ISAW), in which self-avoiding random walks on a lattice are weighted according to the number of nearest-neighbour contacts.
On a Type of Self-Avoiding Random Walk with Multiple Site Weightings and Restrictions
If M is Artinian, self-injective and self-projective, then EC M is right Artinian.
Fully Coprime Comodules and Fully Coprime Corings
M \An(K ), where the later is also necessary in case M is self-cogenerator (or M is self-injective and K is coretractable ).
Fully Coprime Comodules and Fully Coprime Corings
Let 0 6= K ⊆ M be a non-zero ful ly invariant C -subcomodule. A sufficient condition for K to be in CEP(M ) is that K = K f ∀f ∈ EC M \An(K ), where the later is also necessary in case M is self-cogenerator (or M is self-injective and K is coretractable ).
Fully Coprime Comodules and Fully Coprime Corings
Let M be self-injective self-cogenerator and 0 6= K ⊆ M be a ful ly invariant non-zero C -subcomodule.
Fully Coprime Comodules and Fully Coprime Corings
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