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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'And when we deny ourselves the opportunity to communicate and exchange...
It is not enough to deny ourselves food, water and other activities that gratify the body for one month only to turn around to loot our collective wealth or sponsor communities against themselves.
"We are very concerned that every time we watch news about Kenya, we are [met] by the rampant corruption cases and scandals while we strive and deny ourselves to get money for initiating projects in public institutions in Kenya," he said.The organisation has constructed over 20 tanks in public primary schools in Kiharu and also provided tools in various polytechnics besides being engaged in mentorship programmes in schools.
It is during these days, he said, that 'we deny ourselves to gain more self-control and to free ourselves from the pull of sin.'
Some of them are admittedly short of funds, but if they can win a race that costs between P100 million and P200 million to run, with only P35,000 in the bank, who are we to deny ourselves a treat of that magnitude?
I wish to reflect on the following questions: How well does this call correspond to the biblical call, namely to love God more than anyone else; to deny ourselves and to take up the cross; to abandon all'that ire have (Luke 14:25-35)?
Rather than sing and dance, traditionally, we sit on the floor in a sign of mourning, and deny ourselves even the pleasure of studying Torah.
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.
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."
US Secretary of State John Kerry, who also tried to broker a breakthrough in Vienna earlier this week, said Friday that the extension was "warranted by the progress we've made." "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.
at the earliest possible moment".Last November, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany agreed an interim deal under which the Islamic republic froze certain nuclear activities for six months in return for some sanctions relief.The deadline for a lasting deal was July 20, with the sides having the option of extending.US Secretary of State John Kerry, who also tried to broker a breakthrough in Vienna earlier this week, said Friday that the extension was "warranted by the progress we've made.""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."A lot of work has been done and we've agreed...
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.