Example sentences for: altruistic

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

  • It's true that Pierce's "altruistic" impulse is not on par with Travis Bickle's impulse to shave his head and assassinate a presidential candidate, but Schrader and Scorsese don't view his actions with any irony.

  • These charges, accrued before the OPO assumes financial responsibility, may be unknowingly referred to donor families, essentially penalizing them for the altruistic act of organ donation.

  • "Portnoy's complaint" is defined on the first page of the novel of that name as "A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature."

  • Last year, 394 altruistic Pennsylvanians donated organs; 4,500 patients needed them.

  • "Kin selection" accounts for the evolution of altruistic impulses toward close relatives.


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