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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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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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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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.
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I ask for the grace to overcome these shortcomings today and to give of myself more zealously to those confided to my care.
Romero's beatification has helped me discover a new place of joy While illness and pain can isolate me, the trip and sharing my knowledge about Romero have bonded me to fellow parishioners and opened new invitations to give of myself. Did the communion of saints mysteriously conspire through the Romero beatification to renew my soul?
Relationships are so dynamic and require time, effort, and compromise and I couldn't imagine having to give of myself like that to more than one person or even sharing," Moagisi explains.
Other skills I learned at camp also helped, including how to make friends, how to give of myself to others, how to be good at something, how to find faith in something greater than myself, how to persist in the face of challenges, and how to rely on my creativity (acting, writing, and drawing) as a means of self-expression.
It was time for me to take action and give of myself, which is more difficult and time-consuming than just offering donations.
I would love to take a trip that's not just another vacation--to teach and give of myself, open myself to the tutelage of those who know a different way of living.
I came so willing to give of myself to whatever the task might be.
"I have endeavoured to give of myself one hundred per cent spiritually, physically and pastorally.
"I don't necessarily have the financial resources to help people, but if I can give of myself in other ways, then I at least can give people that small part of myself."
Never before have I been called upon to give of myself in such an entire capacity.
It's the joy I feel when I give of myself, and knowing the women have as much to give to me as I have to share with them.
The one characteristic of our Pauline life that grounds me is a sense of belonging to something bigger than me, a thought that generates so much joy and transcends life's pettiness and my own individualism to give of myself totally.
Am I still as willing to give of myself as I was before when the dream was alive?'