[self-fer-get-fuh l, self-]
- forgetful or not thinking of one's own advantage, interest, etc.
Origin of self-forgetful
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for self-forgetful
For some time together I remained in this self-forgetful state of bliss.My Reminiscences
How considerate, how patient, how self-forgetful he had always been.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
Don't be too generous, nor too strong, nor too self-forgetful.
Is it thus you answer the warning of too disinterested and self-forgetful a love?Eugene Aram, Complete
Before that I had seen only the world and things in it, had sought them self-forgetful of all but my impulse.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
- forgetful of one's own interests
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