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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References in classic literature ?
Don Quixote was not very well satisfied with the divinations of the ape, as he did not think it proper that an ape should divine anything, either past or future; so while Master Pedro was arranging the show, he retired with Sancho into a corner of the stable, where, without being overheard by anyone, he said to him, "Look here, Sancho, I have been seriously thinking over this ape's extraordinary gift, and have come to the conclusion that beyond doubt this Master Pedro, his master, has a pact, tacit or express, with the devil.
There were divinations he was unprepared for, and he had at all events averted enquiry by the time Mrs.
The book is written throughout on the verge of realism, with divinations and conjectures across its border, and with lapses into the fool's paradise of romanticism, and an apparent content with its inanity and impossibility.
Initially, I did not want to deny myself these gems that he shares and did not point out that he was breaking a Rule.
I deny myself of many things so as to ensure our rent is paid.
But this was a new place, and I was not in a position to deny myself the pains and pleasures of trying new things.
and pretty much deny myself every food I've ever taken pleasure in eating.
Chocolate is my downfall, but it tastes so delicious, why deny myself a treat?
But being a humble person, I deny myself the pleasure of enjoying such moments and the clearly appreciative looks that I noticed when my juniors and seniors saw those documents.
I don't deny myself, and I still feel attractive and beautiful," Lopez says.
I keep myself trim and am careful about what I eat, but I don't deny myself.
I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence"
8220;I've been wanting an iPhone 5 and now I don't think I need to deny myself any longer
I don't worry about these things but I am not going to deny myself the odd burger" - Actress Jaime Winstone on the pressures young female stars are subjected to.