The only symptoms of his condition were his doubts about God and an obsession with ‘self-gratification.’
Many thousands of dollars had he spent in order to secure the means of self-gratification; but the end was not yet gained.
He eagerly snatched at an occasion at once of self-gratification, and of humiliating his proud and arrogant brother.
She came of a race of women to whom self-sacrifice was more natural than self-gratification.
self-gratification rather than self-denial; independence rather than submission—these are the rules of life.
They are made to minister to a sort of self-gratification, instead of being turned to account for the good of others.
It ministers to self-gratification in this world, and promises manifold more of the same license in the world to come.
The pursuit of pleasure, self-gratification, is an original instinct with her.
The worship rendered is the worship of fear, or for the promotion of self-gratification.
In this soft and luxurious age the popular trend is to self-gratification in all its forms.