Etymology

1. selfishly

adverb. in an egotistical manner.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • selfish (English)
  • -ish (English)

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Example sentences of the word selfishly


1. Adverb
If your child acts selfishly, encourage him to share something with his friend or give his friend his undivided attention.

2. Adjective
Without listening-skill development, kindergarten children struggle to follow their teacher's instructions, have difficulty interacting with peers and selfishly focus on their own thoughts and wishes.

3. Verb, base form
Innocent main characters want to excel at something that will selfishly benefit themselves.

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