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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"Mika was a smiling and strong girl, always ready to help and give of herself, and despite the hardship in a stressful military system like the IDF, took everything upon herself with love and by choice." Tsamir said Levy left a note saying that she was "dealing with hardships," according to The Times of Israel, but did not specify what they were.
to give of herself to others as selflessly as ever.
Janet Smith complained in a recent talk near me that she took longer than her siblings to mature because she never married and had children, and thus was not stretched to give of herself beyond what she was comfortable with, she did not learn self-sacrifice.
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Ruth will be fondly remembered for her amazing banana pudding, her sharp wit and for playing a mean game of "chicken." But her unselfish willingness to give of herself to her family and friends was her most endearing quality.
She is one of the hardest-working entertainers of our time, and continues to give of herself even today," said Abdulhamid Juma, chairman, Dubai International Film Festival.
He added: "She has a very outgoing personality and an immense capacity to give of herself in so many areas of musical and dramatic endeavours, but she has never lost sight of the academic commitment required.
She continued generously to give of herself as teacher until the end of her life, returning every year to the public, urban University of Massachusetts, Boston campus to conduct summer writers' workshops for veterans.
But of all the characteristics that combine to make a mother so special, perhaps the greatest of all is her innate capacity to give of herself, not hesitating to sacrifice to make life better for family and others who need to be uplifted.
"Stop using what happened in your past to determine what will happen in your future." She believes that "pain feeds your passions," and every stumbling block she faces is another opportunity to give of herself.
When I finally dared to ask I was about twelve--just to think that I could once talk with her like that, just come to her and ask directly--and she explained that thanks to that defense, that barrier of hers, she could give of herself to more and more people, she could flow freely.
This shift is linked to the discipline of almsgiving because the woman who has become a mother now must give of herself in profoundly unique ways.
It takes a very special person to give of herself so tirelessly and many times never receive gratitude.
From the beginning to the end of her life, she will be remembered as a woman whose passion for the poor moved her to tirelessly give of herself.