Definition of selfishly:
He knew what he was " in" for, he heard her go on- she said it again and again, seemed constantly to be saying it while she smiled at him with her peculiar fine charm, her positive gaiety of sensibility, scarce dimmed: " I'm just selfishly glad, just selfishly glad!"- "The Finer Grain", Henry James.
- "Father Payne", Arthur Christopher Benson.
His mind was a blind chaos of mingled emotion and desire: the new- born anxiety concerning his profession; the powerful fascination exerted by the mere presence of the woman he loved; and, lastly, a selfishly inconsistent anger that Irina's act had forced him at last to the long- desired point of decision.- "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.