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Recent Examples of selfie from the Web
That Millennial day also encouraged fans to nap and take selfies.
One woman fell from a California bridge and survived last year and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has previously warned those behind or in front of the lens to refrain from taking selfies with seals during their pupping season.
Perhaps never before has so much polyester gathered in one place as fans in their team’s shirt went on a mission to take selfies with counterparts from all other 31 participating nations.
In one scene, Tom watches in disbelief as one of her contemporaries grins idiotically at his phone while taking selfies.
In the aftermath, hundreds of fans crowded the stage, eager for a chance to hand Ninja, Lil Yachty, and other famous faces their phone to take selfies with.
The night before meeting with Trump, Kim visited the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, taking selfies with Singapore’s foreign minister.
The players and head coach Steve Kerr spent time giving out high-fives, autographs and taking selfies.
The jury president swept through the party while festival head Theirry Fremaux was spotted taking selfies.
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Did You Know?
The first-known appearance of selfie in written form occurred in 2002 on an Australian news website, but the word didn't see much use until 2012. By November 2013, selfie was appearing frequently enough in print and electronic media that the Oxford English Dictionary chose the word as its Word of the Year. This announcement itself led to a significant increase in the use of the word by news organizations, an increase that was further boosted following the December 10, 2013, memorial service for Nelson Mandela, at which American President Barack Obama was caught taking a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The word selfie, with its suggestions of self-centeredness and self-involvement, was particularly popular with critics who saw this moment as a reflection of the President's character.
SELFIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of selfie for English Language Learners
: a picture that you take of yourself especially by using the camera on your smartphone
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