deny (one)self

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deny (one)self

To deprive oneself of something. I'm denying myself desserts right now, while I'm on this diet.
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It's not enough to be considered equal if one has to deny oneself and one's identity.
In the Gospel, Jesus presents the reality of the cross as part of the Father's kingdom, and He lays down two fundamental conditions for following Him: To deny oneself and to take up one's own cross.
Anyone who attempts to deny oneself anything in this society of abundance will encounter temptation.
For example, Miller writes, "The call to the consecrated life begins, not with a 'clenched teeth' determination to deny oneself the happiness that life has to offer, but with being seized by a love that becomes the inner motivation for a total gift of self to the mission of Christ.
Henry Siegman, former head of the American Jewish Congress and a Middle East expert at the Council on Foreign Relations admitted that "When it comes to the Israeli-Arab conflict, the terms of debate are so influenced by organized Jewish groups, like AIPAC, that to be critical of Israel is to deny oneself the ability to succeed in American politics.
It is easy--it is even a luxury--to deny oneself the use of a television set, and I zealously practice that form of self-denial.
Authentic self-interest, he argues, is to deny oneself (that is one's false self), take up the cross, and follow Jesus into engagement with the powers.
As EuroCanadians we may have no choice but to write about the history of oral societies but it is hard to understand why one would deny oneself access to the richness and vitality of the essence of Dene being.
Why not explicitly deny oneself a pleasure for good of the poor?