unselfish


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Morison Baynes thought upon the subject the more fully convinced he became that he was contemplating a most chivalrous and unselfish act.
I presume that the sanguine temperament itself and the disturbing influence end in a mentally-accomplished finish, a possibly dangerous man, probably dangerous if unselfish.
Thus did poor Thistle strive to be more gentle and unselfish, and grew daily happier and better.
Individualism will also be unselfish and unaffected.
He created the mind he believed in out of his own, which was large, unselfish, tender.
Accounts being wound up, and our professional connection disposed of, we both agreed that, as mammon was not our master, nor his service that in which we desired to spend our lives; as our desires were temperate, and our habits unostentatious, we had now abundance to live on--abundance to leave our boy; and should besides always have a balance on hand, which, properly managed by right sympathy and unselfish activity, might help philanthropy in her enterprises, and put solace into the hand of charity.
And your agony of sorrow is to count for nothing, then, sweet unselfish child
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
Rosina had emerged from the arbor, and was bending over him with the shadow of his anguish reflected in her countenance, yet so mingled with hope and unselfish love that all anguish seemed but an earthly shadow and a dream.
I suppose I ought to be thankful someone can strike an unselfish chord in him," she thought, wearily.
As she was an unselfish person, she could not fight so well in her own battle as in that of someone whom she loved and to whom she was devoted.
Convenience as regarded afternoon callers was the last thing to enter into the consideration of unselfish Mr and Mrs Clare; though the three sons were sufficiently in unison on this matter to wish that their parents would conform a little to modern notions.