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selfhood

[self-hoo d] /ˈsɛlf hʊd/
noun
1.
the state of being an individual person; individuality.
2.
one's personality.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; self + -hood
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  • There was a sense of an emerging selfhood that came, a need to protect what remained simply in order to survive.
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selfhood

/ˈsɛlfhʊd/
noun
1.
(philosophy)
  1. the state of having a distinct identity
  2. the individuality so possessed
2.
a person's character
3.
the quality of being egocentric
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