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disinterested
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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Definition unaffected by self-interest
  • For I am generally disinterested in my love, and think I could be content to make a figure before Miss Larkins, and expire.
    Chapters 16-18 (95% in)
  • I am sure I loved that baby quite as truly, quite as tenderly, with greater purity and more disinterestedness, than can enter into the best love of a later time of life, high and ennobling as it is.
    Chapters 1-3 (85% in)
  • I am sure when I think of the fellow now, my blood rises against him with the disinterested indignation I should feel if I could have known all about him without having ever been in his power; but it rises hotly, because I know him to have been an incapable brute, who had no more right to be possessed of the great trust he held, than to be Lord High Admiral, or Commander-in-Chief — in either of which capacities it is probable that he would have done infinitely less mischief.
    Chapters 7-9 (2% in)
  • You must not think my visit all friendly and disinterested, Trotwood, for — I am afraid I may be cruelly prejudiced — I do not like to let papa go away alone, with him.'
    Chapters 34-36 (42% in)
  • He forgets nothing that is disinterested and good.'
    Chapters 49-51 (84% in)
  • 'Indeed they must,' said I. 'You will find her,' pursued my aunt, 'as good, as beautiful, as earnest, as disinterested, as she has always been.
    Chapters 58-60 (77% in)

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