Renouncing or rejecting one’s own interests or needs: a loving and self-abnegating mother
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- Matched with such a brilliant, but by no means self-abnegating husband, she might have been in danger of living in his shadow.
- Sadistic, hurtful, and jealous, she refuses the self-abnegating role, demanding her own life.
- The authors show the emotional and psychic struggles of the protagonists as they negotiate between the values of capitalist America and the self-sacrificing and self-abnegating attitudes of Filipino immigrants.
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