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  • n  (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
  • n  concern for your own interests and welfare

  • She was clearly a setup for a ruthless and clever man whose egoism would outweigh hers.
  • They recommended that priests exercise lenience with couples who, for reasons other than "egoism or hedonism," are unable to observe the teaching.
  • The veteran marathon runner loved the solitude of pounding the pavement, not the egoism and pressure of team sports.

  • Diarmuid Martin in The Australian
    St Patrick's Day provides a moment to reflect on the fragility of our times and our future - if we place our trust in egoism and self-centredness,said Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.
  • Ramon Calderon in
    There is vanity, egoism and they all think they are superstars,Calderon told the students. "Real Madrid players never pay for anything. You (students) have education and culture and that's something that they in general don't possess."
  • Pope John Paul II in Zenit News Agency
    VATICAN CITY, MAY 4, 2004 ( Aware that work "has been profaned by sin and contaminated by egoism," John Paul II says that it is an activity that "needs to be redeemed."

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