Origin of selfish
Examples from the Web for selfish
Emetophobia tends to compromise my relationships, turning me into a selfish jerk.
Self-marriage is the ultimate brand extension of a self-obsessed, selfish populus.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Scrooge is still with us, not just in print but embodied in the cold hearts and selfish calculations of misanthropes everywhere.
What should have been a moment of reckoning for a selfish, serial liar instead ended with us pitying him.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What if an affair is a process of positive self-discovery rather than selfish carnal impulses?
A little domestic treachery inspired by a selfish idea puts aside the interposing hand in both instances.William Shakespeare|John Masefield
Ruth M—— was a college junior with ancestry and wealth, brilliant, sarcastic, selfish.The Girl and Her Religion|Margaret Slattery
For Mary Matchwell, at the Mills, the tidings which had thrown the town into commotion had but a solitary and a selfish interest.The House by the Church-Yard|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
And my love is too strong and deep for me to be so selfish as to wish to drag him down.The Treasure of Heaven|Marie Corelli
But this is a selfish fear, that you think you have no right to cherish.Dream Life|Donald G. Mitchell
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs. [Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene," 1976]
Related: Selfishly; selfishness. Cf. similar formations in German selbstisch, Swedish sjelfvisk, Danish selvisk.