a. selfless; self-forgetting; generous or altruistic
Mary, you know me for your friend, and for your unselfish friend, too.
Sentence in Classic:
The high object of our mission, the consciousness that it was unselfish and chivalrous, the villainous character of our opponent, all added to the sporting interest of the adventure.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It seemed but poor comfort to so brave and unselfish a soul, and impulsively I bent over and kissed him.
The only difficulty was that by being just and truthful and tender and unselfish, one missed most of the joys of life, and certainly many beaux.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Here, cherished like a household saint in its shrine, sat Beth, tranquil and busy as ever, for nothing could change the sweet, unselfish nature, and even while preparing to leave life, she tried to make it happier for those who should remain behind.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
The history of the world fails to show a higher, purer, and more unselfish class of men and women than those who found their way into those Negro schools.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
Dick, not only inspired my young breast with some selfish hope for myself, but warmed it unselfishly towards her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context