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 Meanings and Examples of UNSELFISH
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unselfish
 a.  selfless; self-forgetting; generous or altruistic
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  She had the easily stirred passions of her Irish father and nothing except the thinnest veneer of her mother's unselfish and forbearing nature.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  She is one of the very few kind, sincere and unselfish persons I have ever known.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  They are unselfish gentlemen, and we honor them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  Her pleasure in these thoughts of the future was undimmed by any realization that she had no real desire to be unselfish or charitable or kind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
6  Then, as she held Melanie's hand more closely, a flood of warm gratitude to God swept over her and, for the first time since her childhood, she said a humble, unselfish prayer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
7  I presume that the sanguine temperament itself and the disturbing influence end in a mentally-accomplished finish; a possibly dangerous man, probably dangerous if unselfish.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
8  It seemed but poor comfort to so brave and unselfish a soul, and impulsively I bent over and kissed him.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
9  The real drawback to marriage is that it makes one unselfish.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
10  And unselfish people are colourless.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
11  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
Get Context   In Chapter III.
12  The General knew, too, that the way to strengthen Hampton was to make it a centre of unselfish power in the working out of the whole Southern problem.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XII.
13  The death of General Armstrong, a few weeks later, gave me the privilege of getting acquainted with one of the finest, most unselfish, and most attractive men that I have ever come in contact with.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XVII.
14  Mary Jane Wilks, you know me for your friend, and for your unselfish friend, too.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV.
15  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
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
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