give of (oneself or something)

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give of (oneself or something)

To dedicate or devote oneself or something to some cause or goal. I'm impressed that the CEO gave of his millions so freely. No wonder she's exhausted—she really gives of herself every time she takes the stage.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give of oneself

to be generous with one's time and concern. Tom is very good with children because he gives of himself. If you want to have more friends, you have to learn to give of yourself.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

give of oneself

Give time and energy to an unselfish pursuit. For example, The minister's sermons always emphasize giving of oneself to the less fortunate. [c. 1920]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

give of

v.
1. To devote or contribute something: She really gave of her time to help.
2. To devote oneself to something. Used reflexively: They give of themselves to improve the quality of education.
See also: give, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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She made this country her own and gave of herself, her time and expertise towards the promotion of art, with full commitment and passion.
Whue soprano Nadja Mchantaf gave of herself unstintingly as a young woman trapped in a house full of male abusers, her astonishing physicality was not entirely equalled vocally.
DeKlyen's sister.'T want people to know she gave of herself for everybody," she told the Detroit Free Press.
Along with the winning of her division, Elizabeth Reeve also won the Spirit of Pageantry (meaning she gave of herself even when it meant she might have to sacrifice some of her own goals to help other pageant contestants), Presidential Gold Community Service Award (she had well over 500 hours of volunteer time), and the Today's American Woman Community Service Award (she wrote an essay on community service and showed how she had performed the service, and had the top community service book over all of the other contestants).
Anderson was not blessed with children, but she gave of herself in a maternal fashion to causes she believed in.
It has been quoted that "It takes a big heart to help shape little minds." Janice passionately gave of herself and enjoyed her role as a teacher and friend to her students.
She gave of herself to lead the party when it was at its lowest ebb in Scotland in 2011 and managed not just to halt Nationalist advances into Glasgow in 2012 but broke the SNP narrative in by-elections, European elections and finally in the referendum itself.
"Bonnie gave of herself thoroughly and was always willing to help and teach others," said Karen Meats, a University of Oregon Hall of Fame athlete in softball as well as field hockey, basketball and track and field.
She was a very good neighbour and a totally selfless person who always gave of herself to help others."
She gave of herself in a way that most people in her position never do.
I have a special intellectual and personal indebtedness to Fran Devlin, who gave of herself with remarkable generosity in translating, reading, and proofreading the manuscript in its entirety and for removing almost everything onerous from a copyediting process that was nothing if not exacting.
"What was really impressive was that she gave of herself," says Yolanda Peeks, the executive director of the Oakland Unified School District, who was Brookfield's principal when OLB was officially formed in 1989.