Definition of self-abandonment in English:


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(also self-abandon)


[mass noun]
  • The action of completely surrendering oneself to a desire or impulse: many people live in fear of self-abandonment
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    • What impulse led to this act of reckless self-abandonment?
    • As far as prognoses of this sort go, in the last eighty years we intellectuals have become - quite independently of philosophical and political orientation - sceptical to the point of self-abandonment.
    • How am I to find the naturalness, artlessness, utter self-abandonment of nature in the utmost artificiality of human works?




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