Definition of 'an end in itself'
Example sentences containing 'an end in itself'
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The system becomes an end in itself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It has ceased to be a means to an end and has become an end in itself. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the public sector the avoidance of complaints has become an end in itself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Data collection about whales had become an end in itself. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)But shopping has become an end in itself. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Tragically, the means becomes an end in itself. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Smoking was originally used as a means of preserving salmon, but has now become an end in itself. Food Watch (1994)Study, of course, can become an end in itself. Christianity Today (2000)
Definition of an end in itself from the Collins English Dictionary
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