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self-reference

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Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
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Noun

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self-reference

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  1. (uncountable) The act or process of referring to itself or oneself.

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  • 1985: Ethologists concerned with the evolution of human behaviour have stopped short of attempting to explain the further reaches of the human mind; consciousness, self-reference, the construction of identity, and intersubjective relating. — The evolution of human consciousness, Crook, John H., Oxford University Press

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