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1. One devoted to one's own interests and advancement; an egocentric person.
2. An egotist.
3. An adherent of egoism.

e′go·is′tic, e′go·is′ti·cal adj.
e′go·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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We established previously that all actions based on sympathy are egoistically motivated, for the agent who performs them does so from a motivation rooted in concerns about her own welfare.
If you like, praxis itself wul acquire a gnomic character, it will cease being strictly utilitarian, it will stop being egoistically malevolent, hooligan-like, destructive to everything around it.
Her unresolved situation and imprisonment in Gaze Castle reinforces Effingham's egoistically self-constructed role as a "courtly lover." For him, Hannah is "the castle perilous towards which he had been faring" (103).
Furthermore, we are likely too egoistically motivated to be compassionate.
Caring exclusively for oneself might be the result of a free decision to act egoistically, but it might also be the effect of the socio-economic situation.
Eulogistically and egoistically, the opera house was a bold auto-gift; a gift with which the new American rich elite complemented itself, and its generation of the wealthy on its massive corporate success and prosperity.
Instead, they think egoistically about how it will affect them and not in light of the arguments we are now considering.
Falk shows that while most of us voice views that are altruistic, we actually act much more egoistically, much more involved with how best to live our lives, to succeed as the people who we are.
In her book Inclinazioni (pp.118-130), she focuses on the vertical subject that egoistically becomes powerful, precisely when the other is punished, killed, or reduced to a horizontal position.
Perhaps the most egregious portrayal of egoism is that which reads it out of the realm of possible moral codes altogether, by claiming that it is "amoral." Thus it is often written that "one acts egoistically or instead, morally." Here is one account of this stipulation:
Gleyo further quoted the high court: When [sexual intimacy] is egoistically used to despoil marital union in order to advance a felonious urge for coitus by force, violence or intimidation, the court will step in to protect its lofty purpose, vindicate justice and protect our laws and State policies.
This situation was depicted as a "tragedy of the reviewer commons" (16); we are all bound to collective ruin when each individual egoistically seeks his/her own interest without taking proper care of the common ground.