Example sentences for: altruism

How can you use “altruism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Most of the patients consenting to clinical trials do so out of altruism.

  • 1: Genes are smart . People often assume that kin-selected altruism is foolproof; that a gene can magically sense copies of itself in other organisms--or, at least, can somehow ascertain with perfect accuracy which organisms are close relatives of its own host organism and thus may carry copies of itself.

  • Multiple efforts to educate the population at large on the societal benefits of organ donation are underway but the impetus to donate remains one based largely on altruism.

  • (This assumes, among other things, that these people have been reared in close enough proximity to these relatives to develop the emotional bonds that mediate kin-selected altruism.)

  • "Until now, we have always depended strictly on altruism."


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