[self-ahy-den-ti-tee, -i-den-, self-]
- the identity or consciousness of identity of a thing with itself.
Origin of self-identity
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for self-identity
There are still some rough days when Scott struggles with self-identity issues and the profound loss of memories.When My Husband Lost His Memory, I Had to Win His Love Anew
December 8, 2011
To keep within the self-identity of the object is to suspend thought.Logic, Inductive and Deductive
The meaning of congruence lies beyond the self-identity of the object.The Concept of Nature
Alfred North Whitehead
In the achievement of a sense of self-identity, the child needs models with which to identify himself.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
It is perfectly true that substance is this unity at one with itself, but spirit no less is this self-identity.
But I remained motionless; my limbs were powerless, and I could scarcely retain the feeling of self-identity.The Devil's Elixir
E. T. A. Hoffmann
- the conscious recognition of the self as having a unique identity
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- The oneness of a thing with itself.
- An awareness of and identification with oneself as a separate individual.
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