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 ?
Yet I KNOW that for my sake you deny yourself necessaries.
Even toil will be a joy, you may deny yourself bread for your children and even that will be a joy, They will love you for it afterwards; so you are laying by for your future.
What avails it that you are Christian, if you are not purer than the heathen, if you deny yourself no more, if you are not more religious?
You are a feeble, nervous wretch, and a mass of whims, you're getting fat and lazy and can't deny yourself anything--and I call that dirty because it leads one straight into the dirt.
But why deny yourself the genuine pleasure of the journey through the series, when you'd miss so much by not starting at the beginning?
A Antidepressants are not "happy pills", a sign of weakness, nor are they a little luxury you should deny yourself - because your doctor thinks you need them.
But even with this fact, you deny yourself the joys of travel while you're still young and active.
Flexibility and quality of life are probably why you chose to telecommute in the first place, so don't deny yourself the ability to do fun things when you can.
BECAUSE YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DENY YOURSELF A SWEET TREAT Ready in 45 minutes, plus approximately five hours chilling time.
No matter how much you try to deny yourself the food you crave, you always end up reverting back to bad habits.
Our five key rules for staying in shape over the summer 1 Moderation is key: Don't deny yourself a beer or two while watching the footie, but remember, you'll need to make up for it later
In what ways do you deny yourself and take up your cross?
Don't deny yourself what you really want or if you're anything like me you'll just cave in and binge.