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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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Most of all, it means communicating intelligently, not egotistically.
1) Local values and norms are often ignored by outsiders coming into a community, who egotistically assume that their aims and means are convergent with those of the society which they are attempting to improve; they fail, therefore, to understand the cultural system upon which they are imposing.
THIS egotistically bloated follow-up to Fantasy Football was built on the notion of David Baddiel and Frank Skinner in front of an audience, improvising.
This is a great gift, a generosity of spirit that isn't in many people, especially ambitious television people who have a tendency to be rather egotistically self-centred.
Don't expect Rob Andrew to follow the controversial trail- blazing of Clive Woodward and egotistically switch sports to soccer.
In some ways Britain is a more tolerant country than it was: though whether we are more tolerant of conduct different from our own, or merely so egotistically wrapped up in our own little worlds that we are indifferent to everyone else around us, is an open question.
As he wryly notes, not even the artist is immune to the risks arising from his own creations since even fictional creations may become so egotistically willful that they turn against their creator.
Niccolai calls Manganelli her "lettore privilegiato" and "interlocutore immaginario" ("Cavalli veri, cavalli figurati" 126; page references following refer to this essay), for she admired from the first his ability to plumb the depths of his experience, not in order to display himself egotistically, but rather in a search for his "center" and his "truth" that might be meaningful for everyone: what Niccolai calls "percezioni e non prediche" (126).
Bleach gives an expertly hammy turn as an incompetent, egotistically deluded Victorian actor-manager presiding over a third-rate traveling theater company and fighting throughout the evening to hold disaster at bay.
Carlyle's modification marshals on the rhetorical maneuver of reductio ad absurdum, showing the absurdity to which the "fraction of life" can be reduced when his metaphor is employed as a calculation one can carry out to egotistically ensure that one gains maximum happiness.