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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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230) Even after the July 1998 elections, the country continues in a state of unrest "as members of the political elite egoistically bicker over the results, while the 11 million peasants endure staggering hardships.
Integrity for Benjamin has a communal point only in the sense that we ought not to live egoistically.
It is important here to note that Nicholson doesn't seem to be motivated egoistically.
49) Such an image, like the "Idea for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Intent" (1784), taken as a whole, legitimizes itself by teaching the interests of the individual to stop egoistically exploiting and to become oriented towards the common good.
Self-love in this sense is not being lost in self or egoistically centered-in-self, but it is to be a centered-self, a self that finds its center in the ambience of God's love.