What does the word egoism mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Egoist.

Usage examples for egoism

  1. In the midst of his sobs the doctor heard Jacques utter this cry of egoism- " Oh my youth! – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  2. The egoism of human nature is so strongly antagonistic to any such sympathy, that true friendship belongs to that class of things- the sea- serpent, for instance,- with regard to which no one knows whether they are fabulous or really exist somewhere or other. – Counsels and Maxims From The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  3. She did not express it, and did not know that she had shown a sign of it till she heard Father Roubier say: " If you knew how often I have found that what for a moment I believed to be my noblest aspirations had sprung from a tiny, hidden seed of egoism!" – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens