altruistically altruistically

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an altruistic manner

Usage(s):

  1. Less altruistically, professors contend that although they got an 11% pay increase to shift from a nine-month year to ten months, they find that they are carrying loads 25% heavier.
  2. But the last time we thought it was the war to end warwe saw it a bit altruistically then.
  3. Ferguson even proposes that Britain altruistically sacrificed her empire in World War II to stop the Germans, the Japanese and the Italians from keeping theirs.

News

  • Parasites change bees brains, but not their behavior

    Honey bees infected with the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, or the microsporidia, Nosema ceranae, have changes in the chemical profile of their skin and in their brains. Despite this, parasitized bees were not expelled from the hive, which, the authors say, supports the hypothesis that stressed bees leave the hive altruistically to prevent the spread of infection.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. More recently, a decade ago, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ronald Reagan's ambassador to the UN and herself a feisty Cold Warrior, wrote in similar vein: "The United States performed heroically in a time when heroism was required; altruistically during the...
    on Dec 11, 2003 By: Jeane J Kirkpatrick Source: The Age

  2. As philosophy professor Peter Singer, an arch advocate of altruism, writes: "To the extent that [people] are motivated by the prospect of obtaining a reward or avoiding a punishment, they are not acting altruistically. . . .14 As philosophy...
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Peter Singer Source: Capitalism Magazine

  3. Sorokin concludes, "In the long run, such a society would be increasingly composed of self-centered egoists incapable of acting altruistically and of being true good neighbors" (p.
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Pitirim Sorokin Source: Crosswalk.com

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