EGOISM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EGOISM
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 n.  excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others
Classic Sentence:
1  Selden felt an inner start; but it was only the last quiver of his egoism.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
2  Dorset was as difficult to amuse as a savage; but even his self-engrossment was not proof against Lily's arts, or rather these were especially adapted to soothe an uneasy egoism.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  If this be an ordered selfishness, then we should pause before we condemn any one for the vice of egoism, for there may be deeper root for its causes than we have knowledge of.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  It is clear that Bazarov was right,' she thought; 'it has been curiosity, nothing but curiosity, and love of ease, and egoism.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  The convent is supreme egoism having for its result supreme abnegation.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  His egoism prevented him from seeing the needs of his colleagues.