Origin of self-made
Examples from the Web for self-made
In the early years, the big powers were often rough, self-made men such as Jack Warner or Louis B. Mayer.
He was a self-made man, and a self-destroyed man—so he wrote his own punch line.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel|Marlow Stern|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We needed him to be wary, absorbed, and a little bit gruff, and he gamely complied, thereby furthering his own self-made legend.Michael Musto: Lou Reed Made Me A Believer—In Transvestism, Prostitution, and Lou Reed|Michael Musto|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My father was a self-made man as we use the term, but he was more than that – much more.
But Bennett, a religious IDF commander and self-made multimillionaire, failed us miserably on two leadership issues.
Isaac was a self-made man, a man ignorant of many things, religious, but uneducated.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
Sorg was a self-made man, who had accumulated considerable money in the tobacco business by energy and industry.Cox--The Man|Roger W. Babson
The daughters of self-made men may well surpass in energy those settled on their lees.The Long Vacation|Charlotte M. Yonge
The one is self-made, guided by vicious impulses; the other is the handiwork of God.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
You ought to give him credit for what he has accomplished, as he is a self-made man.Lancashire Humour|Thomas Newbigging