self-examination


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self-ex·am·i·na·tion

(sĕlf′ĭg-zăm′ə-nā′shən)
n.
1. An introspective consideration of one's own thoughts or emotions.
2. Examination of one's own body for medical reasons: a periodontal self-examination; a breast self-examination.

self-examination

n
scrutiny of one's own conduct, motives, desires, etc
ˌself-exˈamining adj

self′-examina′tion



n.
1. examination into one's own state, motives, etc.
2. examination of one's body for signs of illness or disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-examination - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conductself-examination - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
self-analysis, soul-searching - a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
examen, examination - a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
Translations

self-examination

[ˌselfɪgˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən] Nautoexamen m (Rel) → examen m de conciencia

self-examination

n autoexploración f (form), autoexamen m
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We varied the legal character of these proceedings by going to see some perspiring Wax-work, in Fleet Street (melted, I should hope, these twenty years); and by visiting Miss Linwood's Exhibition, which I remember as a Mausoleum of needlework, favourable to self-examination and repentance; and by inspecting the Tower of London; and going to the top of St.
But the existence of Apollo or Zeus, or the other gods whom the State approves, would have appeared to him both uncertain and unimportant in comparison of the duty of self-examination, and of those principles of truth and right which he deemed to be the foundation of religion.
It teaches us a lesson of humility, by impressing us with the imperfection of human powers, and by warning us of the many weak points where we are open to the attack of the great enemy of our race; it proves to us that we are in danger of being weak, when our vanity would fain soothe us into the belief that we arc most strong; it forcibly points out to us the vainglory of intellect, and shows us the vast difference between a saving faith and the corollaries of a philosophical theology; and it teaches us to reduce our self-examination to the test of good works.
When you reach the capital, first of all devote some time to solitude and self-examination and do not resume your former way of life.
She had even some natural antipathy to that process of self-examination, that perpetual effort to understand one's own feeling, and express it beautifully, fitly, or energetically in language, which constituted so great a part of her mother's existence.
To what extent she was insensibly influenced by Hardyman's commanding position in believing herself to be sincerely attached to him, it was beyond her power of self-examination to discover.
Grewgious, breaking the blank silence which of course ensued: though why these pauses SHOULD come upon us when we have performed any small social rite, not directly inducive of self-examination or mental despondency, who can tell?
Young Fledgeby had a peachy cheek, or a cheek compounded of the peach and the red red red wall on which it grows, and was an awkward, sandy- haired, small-eyed youth, exceeding slim (his enemies would have said lanky), and prone to self-examination in the articles of whisker and moustache.
This is why we are handing out monthly self-examination calendars to women so that they can do their part in detecting any early symptoms," she said.
Pink Caravan medical teams visited Al Amal School to guide around 34 students and staff members through the importance of breast cancer awareness, including regular self-examination.
ABU DHABI: The largest gathering of women to conduct a simultaneous self-examination for breast cancer is hoping to set a world record in Abu Dhabi this month.