she turned the letter into a grovelling form of self-abnegation
By then, however, American simplicity entailed the mass consumption of mass-produced commodities, not the virtuous self-abnegation of the Revolutionary generation.
Obeying the guru required discipline and self-abnegation , an exercise that was always beneficial to the spiritual aspirant.
Some religious traditions indeed predicate apocalyptic hope on a lifetime of self-abnegation and the renunciation of all individual markers of significance and distinction.
The whole book is an exercise in self-love, disguised as an exercise in self-abnegation .
Selflessness also lies at the core of what is essential in a general, for both moral and physical courage derive from self-abnegation .
Basically, after years of self-abnegation , Britain now has an old fashioned tax-and-spend government.
Rather, Gandhi's environmentalism had its roots in a deep antipathy to urban civilization and a belief in self-sufficiency, in self-abnegation and denial rather than wasteful consumption.
This form of self-abnegation and inability to assert oneself embarrasses the boys and leads them to react violently against those whom they perceive are treating them as second-class citizens.
Thus, they describe a path to international cooperation that does not require assumptions of altruism or self-abnegation on the part of individual states.