Origin of self-justification
Examples from the Web for self-justification
Ironically, the same psychological crutch of self-justification can then help in these situations.
Will it not rather present additional temptations to the unhappy scoffers, and furnish them with a pretext of self-justification?Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This is the point of my narrative on which, as respects my own self-justification, the whole of what follows may be said to hinge.Confessions of an English Opium-Eater|Thomas De Quincey
But possibly you urge, in self-justification, Others will manufacture spirit, if I do not.Select Temperance Tracts|American Tract Society
Self-justification, as he proceeded, might easily have fused itself into a desire to convince her of the truth of his beliefs.The Inside of the Cup, Complete|Winston Churchill
Reaching out for some means of self-justification Grant turned to the Big Idea; that was his; that was big and generous and noble.Dennison Grant|Robert Stead