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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Amazing people who care for all, if only one could just be mine, so I could give to her what she gives of herself so freely.
"She gives of herself for the betterment of her community on a daily basis.
Not a church centered on herself, But rather a church that gives of herself as a testimony to the world.
I know directly from those touched by her writing that she gave and gives of herself to many she didn't know."
But by the candid account she gives of herself here, as a ravenously ambitious entertainer restrained by a crippling personality disorder, Smith reveals her emotional age to be about 5.
Just as Mother Earth gives of Herself unfailingly, we nourish everyone and everything around us.