selfish person


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

In news:

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