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self-sacrifice

noun [U]     /ˌselfˈsæk.rɪ.faɪs/ approving
giving up what you want so that other people can have what they want: People say this is a selfish society, but frankly I've seen too much kindness, self-sacrifice and generosity to believe that. The job requires a lot of enthusiasm, dedication and self-sacrifice.Stop having or doing something self-sacrificing     /ˌselfˈsæk.rɪ.faɪ.sɪŋ/ adjective
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