- the ego; that which knows, remembers, desires, suffers, etc., as contrasted with that known, remembered, etc.
- the uniting principle, as a soul, underlying all subjective experience.
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Both of the tests she took were of the nasal swab variety, although the one she took on campus was self-administered.Even the most cautious schools are seeing outbreaks|Sy Mukherjee|September 17, 2020|Fortune
A vicious cycle of rejection by others played out in which undercontrolled youngsters never had opportunities to learn social skills and self-control.‘The Origins of You’ explores how kids develop into their adult selves|Bruce Bower|September 16, 2020|Science News
Even though what she’s doing is sometimes very self-serving, and sometimes it’s downright menacing, she still has her reasons.
Those crystals provide a nucleation point where the sugar structure — the candy — can self-assemble.
Florida, concerned that it had taken on too much risk, has since scaled back its self-insurance plan.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.
Stephanie Giorgio, a classical musician, credits The Class for helping her cope with anxiety, focus, fear, and self-doubt.
For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I went into the audition as Fericito, the Venezuelan percussionist, and then I did a self-defense expert.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Those who come to the Dinner Party are self-selecting; they do want to talk about it.
Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.Children's Ways|James Sully
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?
Jean grinned and dribbled self-consciously, and showed his two little teeth to the proudest father in the world.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke