altruist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n altruist someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Altruist One imbued with altruism; -- opposed to egoist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n altruist One who practises altruism; a person devoted to the welfare of others: opposed to egoist.
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Usage

In literature:

It was altruistic he knew, gentle he was sure, educational he was positive.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
I can't understand why you suddenly become punctilious and altruistic.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
This kind of hypocrisy is in reality an indirect product of altruistic sentiments.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Passion can be dominated by reflection, and by the deliberate encouragement of gentle and altruistic sentiments.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
Love itself, which must be the kernel of every true religion, is not in earthly relations an altruistic sentiment.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
But she was soon bored, and had no conception of altruistic effort.
"Lords of the Housetops" by Various
Judging then from the opinions of the Governors fifty years later, John Armitstead was not wholly an altruist.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
Perhaps in this century we are too altruistic to be really artistic.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
They even seem to show at times a kind of altruistic feeling.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Nor was his decision entirely altruistic.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
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In poetry:

Because a poor bush parson prayed an altruistic prayer,
Rich with unselfish fellow-love that Heaven counted rare;
And yet, mayhap, because one night a meteor was hurled
Across the everlasting blue, the luck was with our world.
"A Song of Rain" by C J Dennis

In news:

I could really fool myself into feeling altruistic when I donated platelets.
So if you want to feel altruistic , or you just want to donate blood, keep your eyes open for the next blood drive, give the church a call or check out unitedbloodservices.org.
Research and report on altruistic organizations and individuals.
Conditions at Montrose Co. We live in an altruistic society.
Joyful Altruistic Metaphysical Ageless Lover Seeks Knowledge Internally.
Did human evolution favor individualists or altruists.
Wilson says competing altruistic and selfish impulses govern society.
Between reading recent news reports about altruistic behavior in rats and watching the slickly adorable antics of Remy the culinary rodent in this summer's animated blockbuster, "Ratatouille," I've had a change of heart.
Those seemingly altruistic advocates for the poor, the homeless or the hungry really don't want solutions to those problems.
Bacteria commit altruistic suicide by producing a lethal toxin within their cells after being infected by certain viral parasites, known as bacteriophages.
Altruistic Kidney Donor First Link to Inspiring Chain.
Except of course, if you happen to be Mahatma Gandhi 's grandson, brought up on an altruistic diet of simple living and high thinking.
Patron Capital's founder uses climbing, altruistic pursuits to balance responsibilities of running a real estate private equity firm.
Through it all, Carr's altruistic spirit remained as strong as his will to live.
"It might sound idealistic and altruistic, but why not support a model that's developing human beings.".
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In science:

Clearly, the mean fitness of altruists is lower than that of selfish individuals in this case, leading to a fixation of the selfish genotype.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
One consequence is that it is not always obvious which traits are altruistic and decrease the fitness of an individual within a group, while benefitting the group.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
By contrast, if there is a wind, simple mass loss models suggest that the rate of gas accretion is only ∼ 1018 g s−1 - one proton out of ten thousand altruistically sacrifices itself to enable the remainder to escape - and the radiative efficiency is ∼ 10−3 .
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
The second problem is that providing catalytic support to other species is in fact an altruistic behavior, therefore, they are extremely vulnerable to the presence of parasites which are species that do not reciprocate the catalytic support they receive.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
Colman aptly summarizes this by stating: “we seem to have replaced the problem of explaining cooperation with that of explaining altruistic punishment” .
Stochastic evolutionary game dynamics
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