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self-seeker

[self-see-ker]
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noun
  1. a person who seeks his or her own interest or selfish ends.

Origin of self-seeker

First recorded in 1625–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for self-seeker

Historical Examples

  • For with the incontinent man it is not as with the self-seeker and the covetous.

    The Memorabilia

    Xenophon

  • The method that this ancient Jewish self-seeker adopted is rude and unskilful.

  • Most men recognized that he was nothing but a self-seeker, and there were few who trusted him.

    The Odds

    Ethel M. Dell

  • Or are you a too-easy, too-facile man-pleaser and self-seeker, being all things to all men that you may make use of all men?

  • The sycophant and the self-seeker bow before quite other idols than of old.

    Historical and Political Essays</p>

    William Edward Hartpole Lecky


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