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The action of completely surrendering oneself to a desire or impulse.
- ‘What impulse led to this act of reckless self-abandonment?’
- ‘This is definitely a great help in preventing people at the bottom of society from giving up hope and acting with self-abandonment.’
- ‘As far as prognoses of this sort go, in the last eighty years we intellectuals have become - quite independently of philosophical and political orientation - sceptical to the point of self-abandonment.’
- ‘Within the female sphere of responsibility, feeling, sympathy and love, their aspirations were not for emotional self-abandon but for emotional self-discipline.’
- ‘How am I to find the naturalness, artlessness, utter self-abandonment of nature in the utmost artificiality of human works?’
- ‘Their attitude seems a mixture of self-abandonment tinged with free-as-a-bird indulgence.’
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