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 Meanings and Examples of ALTRUISM
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altruism
 n.  the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Classic Sentence:
1  Miss Farish's surprise and gratitude confirmed this feeling, and Lily parted from her with a sense of self-esteem which she naturally mistook for the fruits of altruism.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
Example Sentence:
1  The bottom line, he said, is that altruism may rely on a basic understanding that others hae motiations and actions that may be similar to our own.
2  Some have therefore concluded that behaviour in this category can not be termed altruism at all.