One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be able to retain one's self-respect as a consequence of one's actions.‘taking money from children—how can you live with yourself?’
- ‘If he got hurt she would never be able to live with herself.’
- ‘I would have never been able to live with myself if anything had happened to you.’
- ‘I cringed through the entire twenty minutes, and I'm pretty sure the presenters are never going to be able to live with themselves, let alone admit to other people what they do for a living.’
- ‘What the world at large deems success might not feel like success deep in your heart, and you need to be able to live with yourself.’
- ‘If something happens to him, I'm not sure I'll be able to live with myself.’
- ‘I would not be able to live with myself if I did not own up to what I have done.’
- ‘But I don't think he'll ever be able to live with himself for taking our daughter's life.’
- ‘His wife dissuaded him, however, telling him that he would never be able to live with himself if he concluded so sordid a deal.’
- ‘I didn't really feel I would be able to live with myself if I'd gone into that broadcast and said nothing because I was frightened to say what I believe in.’
- ‘That's the only way I've been able to live with myself over the last four years, by forgetting it ever happened.’
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