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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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But for the rest of Christianity, I dare say that it is a rare opportunity for you to do an ultimate sacrifice of denying oneself for the Love of God, whom we all know is Love personified.
Sulhi-i-kul is to be achieved by denying oneself all unnecessary selfish desires, fears (accept that of Allah), needs (accept basic ones needed to keep one's body and soul together), urges, greeds, etc.
Thirty-two weeks is a long time to go without goodies, it seems, and according to Jakubowicz, the results of the 2012 study show that denying oneself won't work in the long run.
Denying oneself anything only makes us want it more, right?
These underlying thoughts might not be in the consciousness of Christians, Muslims, or other religious persons who undertake ascetical practices--fasting, denying oneself, giving up something, and the like--but I suggest that if such practices and mindset are not reflected upon and thought through, that mischievous extreme dualism might well underlie and skew them.
Jesus spoke of denying oneself, cross bearing, and discipleship.
Despite popular misconceptions, there is no evidence to suggest that denying oneself sex, as priests are required to do, can transform a "normal" person into a pedophile, she added.
The reason is the same as before: selling oneself into slavery requires denying oneself the right to dictate the course of one's life after this decision.