Definition of "self-sacrifice" [self•-sac•ri•fice]
Sacrifice of one's personal interests or well-being for the sake of others or for a cause.(noun)
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Use "self-sacrifice" in a sentence
"The three Power Plant cutouts are based on the idea of self-sacrifice in time of crisis, much like the Japanese power plant emergency workers risking their lives for the greater good of their disaster-stricken country."
"While serving in the army, Johnson began a side career as a writer of short stories for magazines in which boys in the military learn discipline, loyalty, and self-sacrifice, and make themselves into men."
"He was pleased at her logic—and at her self-sacrifice."