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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-imposedˌself-imˈposed adjective [usually before noun]  PERSONALLY/YOURSELFa self-imposed rule, duty etc is one that you have made for yourself, and which no one has asked you to accept She spent five years in self-imposed exile in Bolivia.
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self-imposedHe works for me, although the work is self-imposed.They were going to break out of their self-imposed cage.Until his death, he lived in self-imposed exile in France.They're not bad, in fact within the self-imposed limited parameters they're quite good.I intended to get down to work immediately, knowing how dangerous are unscheduled days, how fragile self-imposed plans.It's back to the dolly bird culture of the 70s, with none of the self-imposed restraint.The fiction, however, reads like an attempt to break out of this self-imposed restriction.Until his death in 1980, he followed a strenuous, self-imposed work schedule.self-imposed exileHis predecessor, Benazir Bhutto, is living in self-imposed exile in London.
From Longman Business Dictionaryself-imposedˌself-imˈposed adjective [only before a noun] a self-imposed rule, condition, or limit has been set by the people who must obey it, and does not have to be obeyed by anyone elseEven with the approach of aself-imposed deadline, there was no clear sign of an agreement.the banks’self-imposed creditrationing
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