Definition of "self-discovery" [self-discovery]

  • The act or process of achieving understanding or knowledge of oneself. (noun)

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Use "self-discovery" in a sentence
  • "SP: I'm in the renaissance stage, beyond acceptance and peace, I not just rebuilding I'm in self-discovery mode."
  • "I was doing a little self-discovery, and I just began to collect the artifacts to understand where the Buddha imagery evolved out of, which it turns out, was out of Uddiyana."
  • "Eden in two courses, I became interested in psychological aspects of his work, and in what critic Morton Dauwen Zabel calls in relation to Conrad's Lord Jim, the "central theme ... the grip of circimstances that enforce self-discovery and its cognate, the discovery of reality or truth ..." in much of London's fiction."