[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</p>
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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