Example sentences for: altruism

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

  • 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.

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

  • There should be a little altruism in everyone's life," McCurry said, "and a few stock options."

  • Isn't it a little self-pitying to ascribe misplaced guilty liberalism and soggy altruism to the same folks who bring us season after season of formulaic sitcoms, spandexed soap operas, and disease-of-the-week movies?

  • And just as imperfect altruism toward your children can cause conflict in your family, imperfect altruism toward your future self can cause conflict in your soul.


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