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Sample sentences for the GRE study word egoism

egoism can be used as a noun

1.The convent is supreme egoism having for its result supreme abnegation. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.His egoism hinders him here in general, he looks "aloft" unwillingly--he looks either FORWARD, horizontally and deliberately, or downwards--HE KNOWS THAT HE IS ON A HEIGHT. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
3.At the risk of displeasing innocent ears, I submit that egoism belongs to the essence of a noble soul, I mean the unalterable belief that to a being such as "we," other beings must naturally be in subjection, and have to sacrifice themselves. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
4.There were not lacking, however, evidences of what we may call the intelligent egoism of a youth who is charmed with the indolent, careless life of an only son, and who lives as it were in a gilded cage. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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