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You are really doing it for altruistic reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This social network encourages people to connect through altruistic acts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)American motives were not entirely altruistic. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Some people do it for altruistic reasons, but the result may be the same. Christianity Today (2000)Rise says it puts staff first - but not for purely altruistic reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But these women are not doing it for altruistic reasons - they are doing it for money. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Of course, funding by brands is not entirely altruistic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At first glance, its motives seem entirely altruistic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The oldest altruistic organ donor in Britain has met the stranger who received his kidney. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Attitudes set out in each of these three rites of passage encourage a valuing of human life and an altruistic concern for each other. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This means that genes promoting costly altruistic behaviour in their carriers can sometimes spread because they promote the survival of gene copies in relatives. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)They are not doing it for altruistic reasons and they will leave us behind if we aren't careful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is not entirely altruistic. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Early last year she went against the wishes of her parents and some of her siblings and began the vetting process to become an altruistic donor. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is unusual for an altruistic donor to learn the identity of the recipient, let alone get to know them well. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Well, it's not an entirely altruistic venture on their part. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His venture, though, is not entirely altruistic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Financial incentives, then, can crowd out altruistic behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We must also ensure that all other avenues, such as better resourced campaigns to recruit altruistic donors, have been exhausted. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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