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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj self-involved absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • self-involved Wrapped up in one's self or in one's thoughts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Self-involved wrapped up in one's self
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  • Samuel Smiles
    “The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.


In literature:

Self-involved might perhaps be better.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Perhaps no one realised what an effort it had been to her, and what real self-sacrifice such an offer involved.
"Penelope and the Others" by Amy Walton
What changes, what readjustments will this self-revelation involve for you?
"Practical Mysticism" by Evelyn Underhill
It is heroic, divine, when the doing so involves peril and sacrifice of self.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
Self-hypnosis involves the same procedure.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
She did not look toward the Salute; something withheld her from doing so, as if it had involved a self-betrayal which she shrank from.
"A Venetian June" by Anna Fuller
Compelled in self-defence to take legal proceedings against the squire, he found himself involved in heavy expenses.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
With them it is a mere patriotic effort not to be made if it involved any self-denial.
"Third class in Indian railways" by Mahatma Gandhi
It involves the reference of life and self to God, consecration to, and service of Him.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
It is no reply to say that the idea of God involves self-existence.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
It seemed as if for a moment he was fairly petrified at the unexpected disclosure of the noble self-sacrifice involved.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The honor and self-respect of the Nation is involved.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
He is busy and self-involved.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
As a matter of fact, the woman's self-respect is involved in the loss.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
To remain in the hotel under present conditions involved a loss of self respect, he thought.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
Wrong to one's self involves and implies all other wrong.
"A New Atmosphere" by Gail Hamilton
It involves sacrifice of self.
"Indian Home Rule" by M. K. Gandhi
Self-control is involved in all conscious acts.
"Concerning Children" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
It is the denial of self involving as its correlative the giving of the life to God.
"Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew" by John Monro Gibson
I was disheartened, self-involved, and ill at ease.
"Thoughts on Art and Autobiographical Memoirs of Giovanni Duprè" by Giovanni Duprè

In news:

The FBI and US Attorney's office have released the names of those involved, and if you track the alleged bombers' online footprints, you see these guys self-identify with the Occupy Movement.
When Amazon launched its Kindle Owners' Lending Library last month, it only involved selections from larger publishing houses, but the company today extended its program to self-published authors.
Narcissism, on the other hand, springs from not self-involvement, but a disconnection with oneself.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed makes that point by telling how he got financially involved in the self-interest of his three daughters recently.
When Mike McCune and his team of real-estate professionals became involved in the self-storage industry from a brokerage standpoint five years ago, they made some important discoveries.
Twenty-two years ago, thirtysomething introduced a prosperous, self-involved new demographic.
Systems responsible for logical reasoning mature by the time people are 16, but those involved in self-regulation are still developing in young adulthood .
Their involvement heavily influences a child's academic performance and self-esteem.
In May the diocese invited clergy to self-nominate for the half-time position, which will involve overseeing 21 mostly rural congregations in northwestern Wisconsin.
Beginning with our January 2000 issue, the Business Management series has explored the key strategies and issues involved in profitably maintaining and growing self-employed businesses.
While most New Year's resolutions are admirable, they're often heavy on self-involvement.
Self-storage marketing is critical in a competitive market and a down economy, but the creation of a marketing plan involves much more than simply allocating a budget.
In the 1960s, developer James Rouse envisioned "The Next America," a planned community that would be self-sufficient and pedestrian-friendly while encouraging racial integration and community involvement.
Before 2008, when I was 47 years old, I led the self-involved life of the writer, most of my decisions turning on what I thought would benefit my career, almost to the exclusion of everything and everyone else.
Zachary Lazar's Sway : A Novel is a guide to self-involved characters slopping around in the sexual mud and quicksand of the '60s.

In science:

In order to calculate the Green’s function G(p, E ), it is useful to divide up all self energies Σ into two main classes: those which do not involve helicity flip (except in sub-diagrams) Σno f lip and those where the outermost “gluon” loop does involve double helicity flip Σf lip .
Dynamical vertex mass generation and chiral symmetry breaking on the light-front
Then gaugino masses arise from one-loop diagrams involving these heavy particles, and scalar masses arise from two-loop diagrams in which the loop of heavy particles appears in a scalar self-energy diagram.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99
His inputs are (apart from that in the chiral limit mπ vanishes and that the Goldberger-Treimam relation for quarks mq = fπ g holds) self-consistency conditions involving one-loop gap equations.
Summary talk at the conference on the sigma resonance
One can look at formal systems involving self-replication that do not make a distinction between Symbol and Ob ject.
We show that a self-consistent linear response analysis of these perturbations based upon an invariant effective action principle involves metric fluctuations about the mean semi-classical geometry and brings in the two-point correlation function of the quantum energy-momentum tensor in a natural way.
Linear Response and the Validity of the Semi-Classical Approximation in Gravity
The latter might be modified by trivial factors, involving the ratio of self-capacitance/dot-gate capacitance. 79 J. K¨onig, Y.
Quantum Interferometry with Electrons: Outstanding Challenges
However, it has been known for some time that, in order to be fully self-consistent, extra terms involving the derivative of h should be included in the momentum and energy equations (e.g.
Smoothed Particle Magnetohydrodynamics II. Variational principles and variable smoothing length terms
When c(M) = c(M1 ) + c(M2 ) or c(M) = c(N ) + 6, and the manifolds involved are irreducible3, the (self-)assembling is called sharp.
Complexity of 3-manifolds
Finally, there is an F-theorylike type B solution (labeled by an “F”), that involves imaginary self-dual 3-form flux, and additionally a non constant holomorphic axion-dilaton τ = τ (z ).
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
The distinction between SEP and EEP is the inclusion of bodies with self-gravitational interactions (planets, stars) and of experiments involving gravitational forces (Cavendish experiments, gravimeter measurements).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Obviously the VAP method is more involved but it is a fully self-consistent method that provides better results.
Pairing Correlations in Finite Systems: From the weak to the strong fluctuations regime
We will not be able to present a self-contained discussion of this fact, since many of the theories involved are quite complicated and it would take us too far to explain them in detail.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
Most terms are known up to order 7, but some complex combinations of terms—particularly terms involving high eccentricity or self force—are still unknown at orders less than seven.
Performing a theoretically robust Ryan test using intermediate-mass black holes
Comparing Eq.(5.158) with the expression (5.74) for the usual GW self-energy associated with the full Green’s function Gα ( ˜q), we see that the GW approximation for Σ α 1 ( ˜q) involves two additional powers of the vertex λα ˜q, ˜q′ defined in Eq.(5.130).
Bosonization of Interacting Fermions in Arbitrary Dimensions
Furthermore, the so-called g1 -contribution to the self-energy [9.12], which to lowest order in the electron-electron interaction involves two Diffuson propagators, can be viewed as an effective long-range interaction between the electrons.
Bosonization of Interacting Fermions in Arbitrary Dimensions