self-forgetful


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self-forgetful

adj
forgetful of one's own interests
ˌself-forˈgetfully adv
ˌself-forˈgetfulness n
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Adj.1.self-forgetful - showing lack of self-interest
unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others

self-forgetful

adjective
Without concern for oneself:
References in classic literature ?
The self-forgetful fortitude, which had never failed her until that day, had been tried once too often -- had been tasked beyond its powers at last.
It was so sweet to look at her eyes, which had now a self-forgetful questioning in them--for a moment he forgot that he wanted to say anything, or that it was necessary to tell her what he meant.
One of the old ladies--Miss Noble, the aunt--is a wonderfully quaint picture of self-forgetful goodness, and Ladislaw gallants her about sometimes.
But the good-natured self-forgetful cheeriness and common-sense of Priscilla would soon have dissipated the one suspicion; and the modest calm of Nancy's speech and manners told clearly of a mind free from all disavowed devices.
Understanding Platonic eros as one element among others of human love for God allows us to reconcile the erotic aspects of Augustine's account with the many texts in which he speaks of human love for God in self-forgetful, agapeistic terms.
Fantasy is essentially self-indulgent, while imagination is self-forgetful.
What one seems to want in art, in experiencing it, is the same thing that is necessary for its creation, a self-forgetful, perfectly useless concentration.