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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-sacrificeˌself-ˈsacrifice noun [uncountable]  GIVEwhen you decide not to do or have something you want or need, in order to help someone else several years of hard work and self-sacrificeself-sacrificing adjective
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self-sacrificeSuffering, anguish, and self-sacrifice are the order of the day.To do so took enormous courage and self-sacrifice, intelligence and skill.But co-operation and self-sacrifice also exist, even at quite basic levels of conscious animal life.As for self-sacrifice it was mostly incredible.They didn't work for the Labour Party, which failed to persuade the voters of the value of self-sacrifice.Heroism turns out to be a fraud, and so does romantic self-sacrifice.Perhaps sensibly, Mr Bush's campaign appeals more to enlightened self-interest than to self-sacrifice.She gained her grades through sheer hard work, determination and two years' self-sacrifice.
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