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[self-im-pohzd, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪmˈpoʊzd, ˌsɛlf-/
imposed on one by oneself:
a self-imposed task.
Origin of self-imposed
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And so she came to Lonely Ranch on her self-imposed errand of justice.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • That it might be able to lighten the burden of this self-imposed labour.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • It was as if she had grown impatient at last of the self-imposed delay.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Unlike Johnson, all the rest had reasons for their self-imposed loneliness.

    Measure for a Loner James Judson Harmon
  • To yield to it, is to fetter our life with self-imposed and fantastic chains.

    Joyous Gard Arthur Christopher Benson
British Dictionary definitions for self-imposed


(of a task, role, or circumstance) having been imposed on oneself by oneself
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