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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of improving one's own person without relying on anyone else.

Usage examples (34)
  • The quote was part of an innocuous self-help exhortation.
  • Best of all, you can avoid your bookstore's self-help section.
  • Even in the book world, where self-help is a cash cow, there's contempt.
  • Like pro wrestlers or televangelists, the self-help celebrities are polarizing. for more
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