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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We Christians can do very little of anything worthwhile in advancing the Kingdom of God if in fact we don't give of ourselves to the Lord.
This lesson is clear?and very humorous?in the story "A Donkey, a Father, and a Son." We must help others and give of ourselves, but we must also guard against those who would take advantage of us, as in "The Wolf, the Scholar, and the Old Man." We should save our money and plan for the future, but we must also resist greed, lest we end up "A Rich Man in Jail."
' We possess the books we read, animating the waiting stillness of their language, but they possess us also, filling us with thoughts and observations, asking us to make them part of ourselves.' To truly read, we need to give of ourselves, to communicate with the text and to take in the conscious thoughts of another.
I truly believe that when we give of ourselves, then life, God, grace--whatever you want to call it--steps in and guides us.
At their core, physicians are compassionate, giving people who care deeply about others and give of ourselves routinely.
We must overcome evil by good, and I hold that we must abandon selfishness and give of ourselves no matter how heavy the burden looks from here.
In fact, we realize that we often get just as much out of helping other female leaders as we give of ourselves.
As part of the program, each team is required to create and execute a community service project.<br />"We teach how important it is and model that behavior of how important it is to give back to our communities so that we can continue to make lives better, make an impact, give of ourselves so that somebody else's life is improved," she said.<br />"If you believe in giving back and you're able to help instill that sense of giving back in other people around you, I don't know that there's much more you can ask for."
That choice is to either accept war and greed as 'natural' and follow the other human lemmings over the cliff or resist and give of ourselves as a way to save humanity."
Our skin is the first impression we give of ourselves to the world, why not start there?
A financially successful church, Skelton says, will have at its core Jesus Christ "and also, just like him, has a personality, has a magnetism, has a way of doing things that people get drawn into, and evokes a generous heart because we want to give of ourselves to it."
The meaningful life is truly made and built strong in all the acts and moments where we give of ourselves without expecting anything in return.
services players and give of ourselves Moseley "Sport has small margins and we've often come on the wrong side of those this year...
On this Independence Day, let us strive to understand the challenges before us as a nation and determine to give of ourselves wholeheartedly to a noble vision of taking our country forward.
Mr Taylor-Short recommended showing clients five frames, demonstrating to them the value of a "beautifully handmade frame." He explained: "What we give of ourselves to the patient is how they see themselves when they leave the practice." "We all have the power to influence our patients," he added, linking back to Mr Rebello's earlier comment that a stylish pair of spectacles could even help prevent a child from being bullied at school.