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[self-see-ker] /ˈsɛlfˈsi kər/
a person who seeks his or her own interest or selfish ends.
Origin of self-seeker
First recorded in 1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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.

    The Parables of Our Lord William Arnot
  • 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

    William Edward Hartpole Lecky
  • There are other types,—the schemer and the self-seeker, whose matrimonial ventures are only intended to advance worldly interests.

    Courtship and Marriage

    Annie S. Swan
  • He had been a self-seeker of that notorious kind that achieves worldly success without much thought for others.

    The Promise of Air

    Algernon Blackwood
  • A self-seeker cannot but be a covenant-breaker: this is a sin you must hate as the very gates of hell.

  • Let me but leave the good name to my three daughters, and that is enough for me; I am not a self-seeker.

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

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