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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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But he was also in many ways a "bad boss," egotistically always taking credit for what the agents did, being the glamour-boy for the FBI, attending arrests, but not stepping forward until the shooting was over, then posing for the photographs.
This subtle difference marks the transition from the fantasmatic veil of sublime objects to the traumatic encounter with the Real-thing; from egotistically claiming oneself dignified through my "virtuous ethical activity" to ascetically depriving oneself of the illusions of morality with the genome.
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Once more, those who have so stubbornly, arrogantly and egotistically refused to learn from history, stand ready to repeat it.
In real life, she had corresponded with the Prince Regent's chaplain, James Stanier Clarke, who egotistically suggested that Austen write a sketch of a clergyman like himself.
He is neither egotistically proud of his education, nor does he belittle his parents because they are ignorant.
Sherry compensates for his surrender to Greene by egotistically inserting himself into the biography.
Kurosawa himself complained that Shakespeare "is always too wordy," and "hazarded the explanation that the original actors must have egotistically inflated their parts" ("History" 415).
I have egotistically decided to label them Pace's Maxims.
Egotistically Onno promised himself that he would reap more joy from his marriage than seemed to be Willem's lot in his.
Then, less egotistically, he interprets the vernacular signals of Harlem's 125th Street as the site of a more inclusive history that he has previously disregarded.
Instead of requesting clearance to land the plane, the pilot egotistically radioed the tower: "Guess who?