self-respectful love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Self-respecting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or showing self-esteem


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  • It will cut into his margin probably, but he will be afloat doing business and at the same time will be self-respectful since he as a rich man do not take subsidy from the poor people of the country.

    Rationalizing Fuel Price: So far a half done act 2008

  • The notion of improving the condition of the poor had not yet dawned on the mind of the governing class; to make the artizan and the operative self-supporting and self-respectful was a movement not merely unformulated, but a conception beyond the parturient faculty of a member of the Jacquerie.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine 2006

  • No waffling here about fulfilling dreams, but a really self-respectful awareness of what drew her enthusiasms and the problems she was going to have to face.

    Temple Address: "Becoming Trustworthy: Respect and Self-Respect" Church House 2005

  • Yet through all the long and dreary struggle, often diseased in mind as well as in body, he had been resolutely self-dependent, and proudly self-respectful; he had fulfilled his college vow, he had

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith 2004

  • The boy was back wonderfully soon to say the cab would come for us in ten minutes, and to receive with self-respectful appreciation the peseta which rewarded his promptness.

    Familiar Spanish Travels 2004

  • There are no better friends in the world -- no men who understand each other better -- none who meet and converse more freely at their ease -- none who have more respect for each other -- than a genuine gentleman and a self-respectful humble man, who knows his place in the social scale, and is abundantly satisfied with it.

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays Timothy Titcomb

  • A thoroughly self-respectful person will command respect anywhere.

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays Timothy Titcomb

  • The people who are entirely self-respectful never have any thing to say about their position in the presence of their children; and it is a cruel thing to teach a child, not that there is a grade of society which is actually above him, but that the persons who occupy that grade look down upon him -- and, in the constitution of society, have the right to look down upon him -- with contempt.

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays Timothy Titcomb

  • Now by the side of the person who carries an unsuspicious, self-respectful, open face, into any presence, such people as these seem unworthy of the race to which they belong.

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays Timothy Titcomb

  • I know of men and women who are the favorites of a whole neighborhood -- nay, a whole town -- because they are cheerful, and courageous, and self-respectful under misfortune; and I know of those who are as much dreaded as

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays Timothy Titcomb


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