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  1. care of the self without medical or other professional consultation.
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Examples from the Web for self-care

Historical Examples of self-care

  • For what are self-control and self-care, but the just fruits of intelligence?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865


  • There was growing within his breast a self-care and a self-reliance.

    William Lloyd Garrison

    Archibald H. Grimke

  • Of late, self-care and self-enrichment, as a principle of life, have been berated and harshly condemned.

    A Man's Value to Society

    Newell Dwight Hillis

  • With sadness let us confess that our age is sinning grievously against this principle of self-care and self-love.

    A Man's Value to Society

    Newell Dwight Hillis

  • When men cease to rob women of their earnings they will find them generally, as thousands now are, capable of self-care.

self-care in Medicine


  1. The care of oneself without medical, professional, or other assistance or oversight.
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