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self-knowledge

[self-nol-ij, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈnɒl ɪdʒ, ˈsɛlf-/
noun
1.
knowledge or understanding of oneself, one's character, abilities, motives, etc.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
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Examples for self-knowledge
  • Despite his keen intelligence, his self-knowledge was clouded by the belief that he was guided by a higher power.
  • It contributes strongly to self-knowledge, job preparation, and improved citizenship.
  • If self-knowledge be a path to virtue, virtue is a much better one to self-knowledge.
  • The diagnosis can also bring surprising self-knowledge.
  • Psychology beefed up our self-knowledge but yanked the rug from beneath our self-recognition.
  • The hunt for extraterrestrial life marks the ultimate test of humankind's self-knowledge.
  • The genome represents an unprecedented draft of self-knowledge for humankind with implications that stretch far beyond medicine.
  • All humans are born with the same self-knowledge of good and evil.
  • Thus, worshipping them causes me to gain uncommon self-knowledge and control over my own emotions, reactions and desires.
  • The priest, whose prime quality is self-knowledge, is his own strongest critic.
British Dictionary definitions for self-knowledge

self-knowledge

noun
1.
knowledge of one's own character, etc
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