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By the final years of the dictatorship it became obvious that the self-abnegating and restrained masculine model illustrated most clearly in crusade cinema was inconsistent with the rapidly changing consumerist economy in Spain.
In her collection O Taste and See (1964), this patient, self-abnegating attention, beginning to bear the marks of consent, appears most brilliantly in "Overheard," "A Turn of the Head," "The Ripple," "O Taste and See," and "The Breathing.
Given that the rewards for pension reform are so out of step with political incentives, it is essential to devise institutions and arrangements that don't depend on self-abnegating public officials for responsible stewardship.
Authentic religion calls for completely self-abnegating love of the transcendent.
5) For the ego to admit such reverence for an object it lost and swore to detest would provide a melancholic solution too self-abnegating to endure.
His self-abnegating pursuit of enlightenment belies his narcissism and provides moments of gentle levity.
However, characters in both their plays feel driven to embarrassing, self-abnegating confessions that serve much the same purpose.
She is more self-justifying than self-abnegating, for all the self-abuse.
In other places, Bonhoeffer's ethics of responsibility can sound like an echo of the self-abnegating focus on others that often marks women's lives, especially in situations of abuse.
PC 249) "Outside the frame," she is scattered, fragmented, and as self-abnegating as a religious offering (an image which occurs repeatedly in Pizarnik's work).
Barbara Stephenson refutes what she takes to be the consensus view that Marguerite of Navarre's loving, self-abnegating, and at times intensely or overly-sexualized stance towards Francois I are part of a "lifelong subservience" to him, and that she hardly ever withstood whatever he wanted on behalf of her own, her second husband's, or her daughter's interests.
Schroder eulogized "the greatness of this pious and self-abnegating, this manly and heroic life.