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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We are in the habit of giving something up that we somehow feel is not so good for us, we adopt a bit of self-discipline, denying ourselves of something for six weeks.
The aim of bringing down net migration numbers is not about denying ourselves the talent and skills that are critical to a variety of aspects of our economy.
By denying ourselves time in green spaces, we risk rejecting an essential part of our heritage--a truth that, ironically, we are now able to see more clearly because of advances in medical technology.
Good health is about learning to make different choices, not about denying ourselves the things we enjoy.
Paradoxically, it is in denying ourselves that we experience fullness.
A lot of us associate savings with austerity, sacrifice, constantly denying ourselves things or experiences we really want to put something aside for a tomorrow that seems very far away -- so it's no surprise we'd sometimes rather avoid the whole thing.
We focus on the points that we all share; the values we all want to live and promote in our society, such as acknowledging a supreme being whose will we try to do for each one of us and for humanity; denying ourselves and loving our neighbor; having peace in our hearts and peace in the world; and so on.
WITH the dreary winter weather continuing and the festive season a distant memory, most of us are detoxing, dieting and denying ourselves even the smallest pleasure.
In some we please Christ and please ourselves, in others we cannot please Christ except by denying ourselves.
This cookbook is a reminder of how we are denying ourselves, at our peril, the favours bestowed upon by nature by waging war against our environment.
Denying ourselves food and risking death every day is the choice we have made.
And we're denying ourselves precious moments - moments of friendship, moments out of the ordinary, romance.
Titled, Finding Soul in Work and Life, it basically says that we live most often unexamined and disconnected lives, thereby denying ourselves the realisation what is there behind our problem.
But as austerity measures make life miserable, Kate Whiting asks whether there's any point in denying ourselves this year My name's Kate and I'm a serial giver-upper.
Young women get targeted and these companies lead us to believe that diet foods and denying ourselves help us get slim.