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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References in classic literature ?
Enough, indeed, for millions of others who are still young in spirit, to give of themselves in service, too.
They chose to give of themselves to defend the American ideal of individual rights and self-governance for their loved ones and their country.
But we'll be forever loyal to those who give of themselves. We see their imperfections and love them more.
I see them seeking out new experiences and embracing the opportunity to give of themselves to organizations and causes about which they feel passionate.
"You see, staff members, the teachers and social workers who work so hard and give of themselves are often overlooked, Cat knew them and hung out with them, she saw them;
"I think it's so easy for mums to spread themselves incredibly thin and not be able to fully give of themselves in whatever it is they're doing, and thinking they are doing what they're supposed to by juggling a million things at once.
They reward ordinary men, women and children who give of themselves in the most extraordinary ways.
She said 'I must call the world's attention to the persistent deadly challenge of unacceptable dangers of attacks on midwives and health workers, while they give of themselves to help the world's most vulnerable citizens, in the most fragile conditions.'
"I'm so proud of our colleagues worldwide who give of themselves toward a greater good," he added.
When he's done with the work on a yard, he posts a photo of himself with the family or individual he assisted to social media and hopes it inspires others to give of themselves to those in need.
Regalo Organ Donation, founded in 2016, aims to raise awareness on organ donation, and encourages Filipinos to give of themselves through organ donation.
Additionally, there has always been a core of professionals who are willing to give of themselves by taking on volunteer leadership roles with no expectation other than to serve the profession and their colleagues.
These unsung heroes give of themselves willingly every day to support the veterans they love.
"I'd like to give a big thank-you to the more than 180,000 associates across our company who give of themselves every day in our stores and communities," says Todd Jones, president and CEO of Publix.
"It's the people of the parish who give of themselves," said Ruth.