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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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The author recasts Theodore Roosevelt, who was Assistant Secretary of the Navy at the time, from the conventional wisdom--a loyal, altruistic model nationalist--to a sophistic, scheming demagogue, willing to stage-manage US foreign policy for his own egotistic ends, driven by psychological factors including an extreme case of father worship.
Their public self-identification often functions less as a triumphalistic or egotistic expression as it does to draw unwelcome attention to the self-identifier.
The pressure from above was so strong that 42 of the teachers felt compelled to submit their written apologies to the arrogant, self-willed and egotistic principal.
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Taking on this mantle of the ironically disposed reader, children might well enjoy the gentle humour that challenges the representation of the egotistic child and will gain insight into other ways of storytelling, other forms of humour, other traditions of illustration that speak across national divides.
This may seem an odd claim to make considering that one of the school's most cherished and foundational ideals was that personality, in the slimier, egotistic sense of the word, had no place within its walls or in its work--but that, alas, was an ideal.
While no one questions the president's endeavor to create an "enemy," one who appears in the slogans of the war - the chapters of which are renewed by that organization - the fact is that the policy of the White House which promised the Muslims with an extended hand, retreats once again in favor of the egotistic self-protection policy of the United States.
Sadly some players are pushed down a dead-end street by egotistic fathers living the dream through their sons.
While Private Sector employees tend to be more egotistic and self-important.
Egotistic coolers are usually monologuists; they give speeches.