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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Such recognition may make up for the luxuries that Dennis and Lorna and their family denied themselves when they chose to 'take the road less taken' despite their qualifications and experiences.
And I explained that political currents have actually denied themselves and the country the gift of 'Balanced Vision'.
All have come to this part of the world to try to put food on the table for their loved ones back home and provide their families with some of the comfort and hope that they have denied themselves.
The kind-hearted students from SRC Bede Sixth Form, Billingham, denied themselves all meals and snacks for up to 24 hours in a bid to raise funds for Cruse Bereavement Care.
I am, of course, joking, and a big slap on the back to all those disciplined individuals who denied themselves in January, especially if they were doing it for health reasons and/or raising money for good causes.
David and Nancy have denied themselves a comfortable life for the sake of others.
But I would guess after the consumers had denied themselves for a better part of the year, it was time to come back and start enjoying the sport again," said CEO Michael Fifer in an earnings call following the release.
Consumers were looking to reduce the cost of travel and this meant that they denied themselves the luxury of taking several short domestic trips throughout the year, limiting themselves instead to one longer summer holiday instead.
Having denied themselves the luxury of a second overseas player in T20, last night they left out a couple of their own potential match-winners.
The Buddies have dropped a raft of points and denied themselves a place in the Scottish Cup semi-final by conceding eight times in the dying minutes of matches this term.
The real losers here are the members of the institutional church, who have denied themselves the blessing of being in communion with these women.
Silencing so often has two results: fear, forcing people to hide and say nothing in support when they might want to, then living with the knowledge that they have denied themselves.
England scraped a draw they hardly deserved after being outplayed throughout the Oval Test match, and India denied themselves a win by their sterile approach on the fourth day when they left the home side with three-and-a-half sessions to bat, instead of five.
The congregation at St Barnabas Church denied themselves certain things like cigarettes, alcohol or chocolate.
Those elections could provide Sunnis with parliamentary representation they denied themselves through their self-defeating boycott.