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self-respect

(sĕlf′rĭ-spĕkt′)
n.
Due respect for oneself, one's character, and one's conduct.

self′-re·spect′ing adj.
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Worst of all, as it always has been, is Carrie's voice-over narration, putatively her newspaper column on sex - but one has to hope it's just a first draft because no self-respecting newspaper would run empty-headed piffle like, ``A single girl spends most of her life searching for the perfect guy - and out of the blue, it arrives.
I don't know of any self-respecting university, corporation or nonprofit that locks in a spending cap.
During ``Puppetry'' there's a fair amount of ribald ``don't try this at home'' patter, as if any self-respecting naked man who wasn't three sheets to the wind would get anywhere near a hollowed-out piece of wood (to attempt ``the squirrel''), a cigarette lighter (``the Olympic torch'') or an active fan (``the windsurfer'').
Given musical theater's tendency to recycle the familiar and the cinematic, how could any self-respecting producer (or seven) resist the urge to repackage the 1997 Fox Searchlight comedy about stripping steel workers.
How could any self-respecting parent with an inkling of awareness about their kids let a child leave the house dressed like a two-bit hooligan?
So in 1989 he did what any self-respecting, intellectually restless comedian would do: He drew up some plans for a framework that would hold a hammock, bought the material, took the metal bits and pieces to a welding shop and emerged with the first L.
While the leading turf milers compete for a $400,000 purse in the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile, every self-respecting horseplayer in the nation will eye a bigger prize today at Hollywood Park.
And because of its history, no self-respecting chief executive with transit experience will take the top job at the MTA.
But any self-respecting fan knows that the guy who looks like he's wearing a turban is Dengar, the guy who looks like a lizard is Bossk, and the guy who looks like a robot is IG-88.
Jerry, the silliest of the three, eagerly rounds up some orange plastic playthings that wouldn't intimidate a self-respecting 6-year-old.
So Moussa did what any self-respecting officer in a K-9 unit would do.
The fifth-grade text is so infantile that a first-grade teacher showing up with that book at any self-respecting private school would be laughed off campus.