deny (one)self

(redirected from deny themselves)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

deny (one)self

To deprive oneself of something. I'm denying myself desserts right now, while I'm on this diet.
See also: deny
References in periodicals archive ?
Some did not deny themselves a little entertainment at the opening of a year which they hoped would bring an ending to the devastating war which had affected so many local families.
Some are able to find reasons to go on and eventual solutions to their problems, but there are others who deny themselves the opportunity to get up after a fall and move forward.
But equally O'Shea (left) wasn't pleased at conceding an 81st minute goal in such an easy fashion to deny themselves a confidenceboosting victory in their last game in the capital before the Euro 2016 finals.
No amount of anger should drive students to burn their own university and deny themselves and others education.
18 endorsement, "It makes no sense for voters to deny themselves a popular service because they're unhappy about something else the city has done.
Owners who procrastinate deny themselves a state-of-the-art service that offers the most timely, accurate and comprehensive traffic picture aviation has ever imagined.
They deny themselves the pleasures that Almighty Allah made lawful for them.
They have a tendency to extreme asceticism, to seek to deny themselves pleasures of the living world, to celebrate the next world at the expense of this world, to oscillate between masochistic self-flagellation, when they think they have been sensual, and bouts of arrogant spiritual pride, when they convince themselves they have risen above the senses.
They are all very skinny but they will still have something sweet, they don't deny themselves.
there really are not too many spoilers, so if readers cannot find Sketchy (book one of the Bea Catcher Chronicles), they should not deny themselves Snitch.
It baffles me that Welsh schools are cutting down on second helpings to prevent obesity while other kids go hungry, though their mothers deny themselves food to feed them.
Hurston once wrote that sometimes she felt discriminated against, but it didn't make her angry but astonished her that how can any deny themselves the pleasure of her company.
When an overworked United won the ball they gave way possession far too often for their own comfort to deny themselves breathing space as tidal waves of attacking poured down upon Krul's goal.
Hymen Talk We teach our daughters to treat their own bodies like mere merchandise that they can strategically give away to the highest bidder, and that's how we teach them to deny themselves any pleasure that can arise from sexuality.
Chocoholics don't have to deny themselves completely for dessert.