- s used especially of behavior
- In her acceptance lecture, Teresa, whose Missionaries of Charity had grown from a one-woman folly in Calcutta in 1948 into a global beacon of self-abnegating care, delivered the .
- Journalists as the self-abnegating seekers after truth, defenders of society's conscience: had this happy description ever been true, even during Watergate, it now bears little .
- He loathes only the retail kind of politics, the gripping-and-grinning, baby-kissing, self-aggrandizing, self-abnegating politics.
- Doug Saunders in National Post
As such, Saunders predicts its quick decline "into complete irrelevance and disarray" - "a huge, hollow shell of self-abnegating bureaucracy."