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[self-suh-ren-der, self-] /ˈsɛlf səˈrɛn dər, ˌsɛlf-/
the surrender or yielding up of oneself, one's will, affections, etc., as to another person, an influence, or a cause.
Origin of self-surrender
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary Examples
  • The two experiences that keep us together are love and work, and the essence of both experiences is self-surrender.

    Death by Texting Lee Siegel September 3, 2009
Historical Examples
  • And, brethren, our self-surrender is the essence of our Christianity.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • It must not be supposed that when this self-surrender has been won, that it never wavers or hesitates.

    Schopenhauer Margrieta Beer
  • She had reached the stage where complete happiness seems to be rooted in self-surrender.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • He caught up the current note of self-sacrifice, self-surrender.

    Roland Graeme: Knight Agnes Maule Machar
  • These are reverence for the highest, dependence on the highest, self-surrender to the highest.

    Edward Caldwell Moore Edward Moore
  • "I submit," she repeated in a rapt whisper of self-surrender.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
  • What is killing him is the sense of a thwarted gift, a baffled faculty—the faculty of self-spending, self-surrender.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The poet feels that self-surrender is more than self-preservation.

    mile Verhaeren Stefan Zweig
  • These sacrifices have made us great and strong, and have aroused in us the capacity for self-surrender and self-sacrificing love.

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