selfishly

All Adverb
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  • Would it not seem even to her own heart that she was acting selfishly? Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 100, April, 1876, by Various
  • I will not take your time to go selfishly into details now. Cited from People of the Whirlpool, by Mabel Osgood Wright
  • She also claimed that she wanted to give back to the people she had selfishly taken from.
  • We treat them so selfishly that they do not live long enough to become our friends. Cited from A Rough Shaking, by George MacDonald
  • Her whole thought was, selfishly, for the man before her, and for herself. Cited from The Night Horseman, by Max Brand
  • Never selfishly keep the place open for yourself if there is a doubt about your going. Cited from Manners and Social Usages, Mrs. J.M.E.W. Sherwood
  • She must guard it, not selfishly, but because it was right to do so. Cited from The Sagebrusher, by Emerson Hough
  • The knowledge had not been given to me that I should guard it selfishly. Cited from Zarlah the Martian, by R. Norman Grisewood
  • You know I am not acting selfishly, but because I cannot do otherwise. Cited from Sister Teresa, by George Moore
  • The bed seemed selfishly to take up most of the space. Cited from Dorian, by Nephi Anderson
  • Then I began thinking of my own friends, and then, very selfishly no doubt, about myself. Cited from Bunyip Land, by George Manville Fenn
  • Up to now she had lived as she pleased and had managed to be selfishly happy. Cited from The Lady of Big Shanty, by Frank Berkeley Smith
  • How selfishly eager he was to be started on his way not even the girl could have known. Cited from The Furnace of Gold, by Philip Verrill Mighels
  • The fact is that, in true marriage, neither the husband nor the wife can be selfishly supreme. Cited from Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living, by H.W. Long
  • I do not see how you can be so selfishly cruel. Cited from The House of Martha, by Frank R. Stockton
  • But there are many who are only selfishly your friends. Cited from The Continental Monthly, Vol. II, Jul, 1862. Number I, by Various
  • He selfishly never gives up on this matter, and does not care for others' opinions.
  • Certainly none of our readers will selfishly continue any food she feels will make her baby cry. Cited from The Mother and Her Child, by William S. Sadler and Lena K. Sadler
  • I thought he did not care much, and the thought selfishly made my own heartache worse. Cited from Further Chronicles of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery
  • Even if a woman's own way is right, she has no business to push for it selfishly. Cited from Nerves and Common Sense, by Annie Payson Call
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