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OTHER WORDS FROM selfishself·ish·ly, adverbself·ish·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for selfish
We of course sat down with her twice before school started and went through what happened to understand what she was thinking and had been exposed to, and to really make her understand how selfish and dangerous her actions were.Good kids sometimes lie to their parents. Shame and harsh punishments will only push them away.|Meghan Leahy|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
“It is not brave to refuse to wear a mask, it is selfish, stupid, and shameful behavior that puts lives at risk,” Dingell said in a statement first sent to The Washington Post.
Our lives and our livelihoods are at risk, and anyone who refuses to wear a mask should be fully held accountable for endangering our lives because of their selfish idiocy.
Instead, overlapping climate disasters could poison our politics even further, making all of us more selfish, more focused on our own comfort and safety, and less willing to sacrifice for or invest in a better common future.The pandemic taught us how not to deal with climate change|James Temple|January 1, 2021|MIT Technology Review
We were about as selfish as any one of my teams has ever played, so we’ve got a lot of work to do.Maryland struggles from the start and is stifled by Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge|Emily Giambalvo|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
They succumbed to infidelity, remained materialistic, and acted selfishly.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if only we could think less selfishly about the present and more about the far future then we may just save our sanity.
So there's the part of every person who wants total freedom and to live completely selfishly.'About a Boy' Star David Walton Is No Hugh Grant, in the Best Way|Kevin Fallon|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As it turns out, they do so selfishly, obnoxiously, and despicably.‘This Is the End’ Craziest Moments Quiz: Which Celeb Did What?|Kevin Fallon|June 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless Apple is dumping Google, selfishly putting its feud with Google ahead of the needs of its customers.Apple’s Move to Spite Google and Use Its Own Map Software Hurts Customers|Dan Lyons|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nor can it be alleged with truth that he accepted it from mercenary motives, or used it selfishly.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
But, of course, I cannot but rejoice selfishly to know that I shall have my dear children so near me.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
Some boats were launched and selfishly filled, but the captain apparently thought there was no cause for alarm.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
She was selfishly engrossed in her book, and sat in her room all day, with hair pinned tightly back and wild and lucent eyes.The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres
Shakespeare, the great teacher, shows us in "Macbeth" what happens to the selfishly ambitious man.A Parody Outline of History|Donald Ogden Stewart