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egoist

[ē′gō·ist, eg′-]
1 a selfish person, one who seeks to satisfy his or her own interests at the expense of others. See also egotist.
2 a person who believes in or acts in accordance with the concept that all conscious action is justifiably motivated by self-interest. egoistic, egoistical, adj.
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Perfectly suited to his egoistical writing of the novel, the Alazon writer in Charles creates a smug tone adding to the burlesque comic of the book in some parts, especially in those dealing with gourmet digressions and food, considered by her physical matters, far from the spiritual ones.
Hegel's systematic view is that the spiritual dimension overcomes egoistical self-determination tied simply to carnal self-fulfilment.
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In such a case, we cannot regard Jesus as merely saving us from an evolutionary drive to be solely egoistical.
Even though it may sound slightly egoistical, as a Bulgarian tourist, I think we can well benefit from the Greek crisis, because this year the holiday in our southern neighbor will be even more financially attractive than last year.
Yvette decided to become very egoistical, over the top and bigheaded and our friendship and everything soured," he said.
In Barry Levinson's 1999 spoof, Wag the Dog, a slick-talking Washington spin-doctor (Robert DeNiro) backs a famous Hollywood mogul (Dustin Hoffman) into an egoistical corner claiming the filmmaker's talent can resolve a dicey situation looming on the horizon.