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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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Those with a foot in both camps are generally egotists horrendously under-qualified for one aspect and, when it all ends in tears, soon end up doing neither.
Pardew, the kind of egotist who would probably have his initials stitched into his car seat, was hit with a three-game stadium ban and a four-game touchline ban.
Still trying to work out if Ronaldo's the world's biggest glory-hunting egotist.
I AM a raving egotist and want the attention" explains an excitable Hugh Laurie on stage.
And the egotist in me takes some pride in the fact that one of my pieces has got the most comments so far.
Barrymore didn't just come out as gay, he came out as a simpering egotist.
Never much of an egotist, he has no problem acknowledging the limitations of age.
And should a man attempt to wear sunglasses at night, the impression is even more horrendous, with him rendered an egotist who'd rather examine his own tummy button than watch Citizen Kane.
That's just being a petulant egotist with a bad temper.
FOLLOWING on from the political hype of the global warming summit, may I just ask this question: as a nation teetering on the brink of bankruptcy how can the unelected moneywasting egotist presently residing in number 10 still blatantly squander money we have not got.
The risk is that you can become a mad egotist or a weird monstrous creature" Lucy Porter on being a stand-up comedian
GER 1Y is reserved at an absurdly low pounds 700, 1 HEY at pounds 3,200, 9 RXY pounds 600 (the lowest reserve I've ever seen for a four-digit plate), and, for the saucier egotist, L1 CKS at just pounds 900.