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[self-im-pohzd, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪmˈpoʊzd, ˌsɛlf-/
imposed on one by oneself:
a self-imposed task.
1775-85 Unabridged
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  • The constraints you mention are our self-imposed constraints.
  • Humanity will remain bound for as long as it chooses to be by its primitive, self-imposed limitations.
  • We silence the cognitive dissonance through self-imposed ignorance.
  • Separatists have called for hartals, or self-imposed curfews, across the territory.
  • Writers in particular seemed to thrive in exile, real or self-imposed.
  • It should not, however, lower self-imposed standards that have served it right.
  • In my experience however, the stress is more often than not is self-imposed.
  • And, of course, he encourages them to reject his lifestyle of thrift and a self-imposed environment of scarcity.
  • His self-imposed deeply restricted life in the shadows apparently drove him insane.
  • She enjoys the self-imposed challenge of finding functional forms for both reusable and found natural materials.
British Dictionary definitions for self-imposed


(of a task, role, or circumstance) having been imposed on oneself by oneself
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