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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By staying frozen in an old ego state, we deny ourselves [the chance] to really experience what is happening to us in the now.
And non-vegans thought we had to be masochistic to deny ourselves all those animal-based foods that are so much a part of the American diet.
The society has the duty to stand with and for them, for if these crimes can be perpetrated against Lumads with impunity, we deny ourselves the full promise of freedom for all and the preservation of essential parts of Filipino nationhood -- our first peoples.
As US President Harry Truman memorably put it, "We all have to recognizeno matter how great our strengththat we must deny ourselves the license to do always as we please.
President Harry Truman memorably put it, "We all have to recognize -- no matter how great our strength -- that we must deny ourselves the license to do always as we please.
To turn our back prematurely on diplomatic efforts when significant progress has been made would deny ourselves the ability to achieve our objectives peacefully," Kerry said.
Why deny ourselves a superstar because of a little nibble?
And by joining in, we deny ourselves the opportunity to really enjoy the moment we are actually in.
beating beating beating until we deny ourselves the right to love, the
Like with every single 5 Live phone-in ever conceived, I guess the boring answer is that, just like the cask/keg debate, there's no right or wrong - it's about it being right for certain beers, or certain drinkers, and we shouldn't deny ourselves that variety because of arcane rules about how beer should be.
Venkiteswaran argues that without the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario, which the Harper government has committed to closing in early 2013, we deny ourselves the knowledge of future freshwater scientists.
Ifwe cannot resist the smaller temptations to deny ourselves, how will we be prepared to resist the larger temptation to be derailed from the ministry to which God has called us?
Can we not afford bread and milk, or do we just deny ourselves a new DVD box-set and that pair of designer espadrilles we have our hearts set on?