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Arrogance

Artfulness (See CUNNING.)
amber
traditional symbol of arrogance. [Gem Symbolism: Jobes, 81]
Arachne
presumptuously challenges Athena to weaving contest; transformed into spider. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 69]
Catherine de Bourgh, Lady
arrogant, vulgar woman. [Br. Lit.: Pride and Prejudice]
Citizen Kane
rich and powerful man drives away friends by use of power. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 149]
Coriolanus
class-conscious and contemptuous leader. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]
Darcy, Fitz William
proud of superior station. [Br. Lit.: Pride and Prejudice]
Duck, Donald
overbearing comic strip character with a chip on his shoulder. [Comics: Horn, 216–217]
Dundreary, Lord
his aristocratic haughtiness a trademark. [Br. Lit.: Our American Cousin]
Ferrara, Duke of
has had his wife murdered for too little appreciation of her place. [Br. Poetry: Browning My Last Duchess in Magill IV, 247]
Humpty Dumpty
arbitrarily gives his own meanings to words, and tolerates no objections. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]
Lucifer
rebel archangel who challenged God’s supremacy. [Christian Hagiog.: Collier’s, XII, 143]
Lucy
know-it-all cartoon character gives advice to other children. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 543]
Niobe
for boasting of superiority, her children are killed. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 224; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
rue
traditional symbol of arrogance. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
tall sunflower
indicates haughtiness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Uzziah
king of Judah assumed priests’ function of burning incense; punished with leprosy. [O.T.: II Chronicles 26:16–19]
veni, vidi, vici
Caesar’s dispatch describing his subjugation of Pharnaces (47 B.C.). [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 923]
Volumnia
magisterial mother of Coriolanus; molds his character. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]
yellow carnation
traditional symbol of arrogance. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 291]
yellow sultan
traditional symbol of arrogant contempt. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
References in classic literature ?
Of his extreme arrogance and brutality to those who offended him there are numerous anecdotes; not least in the case of women, whom he, like most men of his age, regarded as man's inferiors.
Every man stood ready to resist the first act of hostility; the savages, however, conducted themselves peaceably, and showed none of that swaggering arrogance which a war party is apt to assume.
Many people mistake the shy man's timidity for overbearing arrogance and are awed and insulted by it.
She said "reading the newspaper" in the tone in which a Minister's wife might have said: "Presiding at a Cabinet meeting"--not from any arrogance of mind, but because the habit of a life-time, and the attitude of her friends and relations, had led her to consider Mr.
It was to the house of this grand llama of tailors that D'Artagnan took the despairing Porthos; who, as they were going along, said to his friend, "Take care, my good D'Artagnan, not to compromise the dignity of a man such as I am with the arrogance of this Percerin, who will, I expect, be very impertinent; for I give you notice, my friend, that if he is wanting in respect I will infallibly chastise him.