noun plural selves
- 1 countable (person, personality) See examples: she puts her whole self into those paintingsshe's her old self againvuelca todo su ser en esos cuadrosyou're not your usual cheerful selfvuelve a ser la de antesher better selfno estás tan alegre como de costumbrethe self (Philos, Psychology)su lado buenoExample sentences
- She'll more than likely be back to her old self before you know it - and she should appreciate that you've been so cool about it.
- Each person brings into the school his or her unique self.
- It's great to see that he is now fully recovered and back to his old self.
- 2 (no plural) (self-interest) See examples: she thinks only of selfsolo piensa en sí mismaExample sentences
- For the unscrupulous, office might give access to large profits or the manipulation of power in the interests of self, friends, or family.
- Political stability can equally only be achieved when political parties place national interests above self.
- For some it is the pursuit of money and possessions, but for others it could be the love of self or pleasure, the god of fashion, driving ambition, or something else that controls our thinking and actions.
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