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Egotism

Baxter, Ted
TV anchorman who sees himself as most important news topic. [TV: “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in Terrace, II, 70]
cat
symbol of egotism because of its aloofness and independence. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 49]
Milvain, Jasper
sees himself as extremely important in literary world. [Br. Lit.: New Grub Street, Magill I, 647–649]
narcissus
symbol of self-centeredness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Narcissus
falls in love with his reflection in pond. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Handbook, 745; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
Number One
portraying politician Crawford; self-gain as tour de force. [Am. Lit.: Number One]
Patterne, Sir Willoughby
epitome of vanity and self-centeredness, tries to dominate all around him. [Br. Lit.: The Egoist in Magill I, 241]
Patterne, Sir Willoughby
his egotism spelled his defeat. [Br. Lit.: The Egoist, Magill I, 241-242]
Skimpole, Horace
egocentric, wily fraud. [Br. Lit.: Bleak House]
Templeton
self-centered rat. [Children’s Lit.: Charlotte’s Web]
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I ask them to leave behind their egotism and come together to accompany Jesus.
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