self-gratification


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self-gratification

(sĕlf′grăt′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
The act of giving oneself pleasure or of satisfying one's own desires.
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Nothing better for self-gratification than a little bit of sanctimony from the moral high ground.
These sadistic criminals, who are after nothing more than their own self-gratification, cannot be allowed to win.
Self-gratification for the organisers is obviously more important than showcasing international acts reflecting their origin and culture.
There is more indecision, jealousy, infighting, cronyism, self-gratification, favoritism, etc.
The backing voices of"(I Used to Couldn't Dance) Tight Pants" coo, "Just want someone to be close to," while the self-gratification ode "Solo Flights" finds Hughes sighing, "No one gets to love me.
Indeed, the indulgence of consumerism, immoral hedonism and the virtues of immediate self-gratification are all spun from the media and Hollywood, the cultural hub of western capitalism.
The blubber of the title is the layer of protective fat in which people wrap themselves to be isolated from the outside world-in this case, from the ugliness created by self-gratification and greed, converted by the worst offenders into a masochistic cult.
The rules are no sex and no self-gratification," reveals Calum.
This trait can be a virtue but when it is combined with the capacity of self-gratification and self-interest without the ability to recognise and apply it to the benefit of the wider community the trait remains a vice.
A man caught in a blur of self-gratification (Alone in the Brown Room, 1999); a woman floating in a murky pool of swamp reeds, her wet behind facing the camera, face submerged (Back to Nature, 1993); a young lady in her underwear poking through a seat-less chair, cradling it Live From the Ocean, 2005); a squinty-eyed Girl with Chainsaw (2002); a pale shirt coupled with a fluffed-up bra flung over the back of a lonely chair (from the Untitled (Shirts) series, 2002): von Hausswolff's C-prints always hold their own, offer many common threads, and keep the interpretation focused on surrounding circumstances.
redemption statistics indicate self-gratification, Canadians are likely to share rewards with friends and family.
Feedback should never be a vehicle for bonuses or self-gratification, as it is with many companies.