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- ‘Of course, it's not exactly hard to find billionaires who think of themselves as altruists regardless of the obscene amounts of wealth they accumulate.’
- ‘And efforts to entice environmentally conscious consumers to pay extra for ‘green power’ have attracted only a small number of energy altruists.’
- ‘Unlike the human examples, these animal altruists do not perhaps deserve to be called heroic, and they are acting only in defense of their own kin.’
- ‘This altruist was only persuaded to come forward when he realised he might use the money to help others, and is now considering setting up a charitable foundation.’
- ‘Doctors can no longer be regarded as white-coated altruists who are moved by the will to heal; they have become shrewd and aggressive shareholders and investors.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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