- imposed on one by oneself: a self-imposed task.
Origin of self-imposed
First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for self-imposed
Padre Goyo got back to Mexico in May from a three-month hiatus that he called a self-imposed exile in Europe.Mexico’s Holy Warrior Against the Cartels
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Near the end of his self-imposed quest to get to the bottom of the big Warum?How Hitch & Amis Discovered Evil In My House
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I quote Immanuel Kant in my preface, defining enlightenment as mankind coming out of its self-imposed immaturity.The Real Legacy of Richard Nixon
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Get help, advocate for yourself, dial down your self-imposed parenting standards.Ad's Message to Moms: If You Don’t Think Parenting Sucks, You’re Doing it Wrong
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Courage in the face of senseless, self-imposed danger is the coin the realm.Can NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Race Safely With Multiple Sclerosis?
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And so she came to Lonely Ranch on her self-imposed errand of justice.
That it might be able to lighten the burden of this self-imposed labour.
It was as if she had grown impatient at last of the self-imposed delay.'Twixt Land & Sea
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
- (of a task, role, or circumstance) having been imposed on oneself by oneself
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