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self- +‎ regard


self-regard (plural self-regards)

  1. regard for or consideration of oneself or one's own interests
    • 1864, William Edward Hearn, Plutology: Or, The Theory of the Efforts to Satisfy Human Wants, MacMillan and Co., page 334:
      It expresses the influence exercised by the self-regard of one man upon the self-regard of another. It arises from the right to pursue a man's own interest, subject only to the limitation of not obstructing his neighbor's corresponding right.