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Princeton's WordNet

  1. egotistically, selfishlyadverb

    in an egotistical manner

    "he behaved egotistically"


  1. selfishlyadverb

    In a selfish manner; with regard to private interest only or chiefly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Selfishlyadverb

    With regard only to his own interest; without love of others.

    Etymology: from selfish.

    He can your merit selfishly approve,
    And shew the sense of it without the love. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selfishlyadverb

    in a selfish manner; with regard to private interest only or chiefly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfishly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfishly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of selfishly in a Sentence

  1. John Wayne:

    I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves

  2. Bev Keevill:

    In World War 2 Men put their lives on the line for others, in the 2020 Pandemic we are selfishly putting others lives on the line.

  3. Von Miller:

    Selfishly, I want to be the guy that helped Aaron Donald get a Super Bowl, when he walks across the stage in Canton and says, ‘Man, when Von Miller came to the team, things changed,’ that's what I do it for.

  4. Petro Poroshenko:

    If you fail, the experiment fails, it may be your last moment. Please for the sake of the rest of us, selfishly on my part, don’t waste it. Seize the opportunity. Build a better future for the people of Ukraine.

  5. Ethan Lindenberger:

    For certain individuals and organizations that spread misinformation, they instill fear into the public for their own gain selfishly and do so knowing that their information is incorrect. For my mother, her love, affection and care as a parent, was used to push an agenda to create a false distress, and these sources which spread misinformation should be the primary concern of the American people.

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