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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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And, as with all egotists, she is prone to making massive errors of judgement.
But PR guru Max Clifford says fame seekers are normally huge egotists with an over-inflated opinion of themselves.
This series has shown up several of these has-beens to be pretty desperate, sad egotists and the poor ratings have matched their long-dead popularity.
His ego is the size of Chicago and I hate egotists - they always think of themselves far more than they think of me.
He said: 'We are all egotists, you know, because all we care about is ourselves.
Call me a boring old f**t (and most of my friends do), but if I want to watch a couple of annoying egotists talking constant gibberish I can just tune into Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned.
It's eminently clear that ``American Pastoral'' belongs to the first category, and it's also clear that its polite, dutiful hero, Levov, is the opposite number of such flamboyant egotists as Mickey Sabbath.
It's hard to think of a player with a more inflated ego than the Portuguese nancy boy and I despise egotists because they think more about themselves than they do about me.
If ever there was an industry sac-rificed on t he altar of two arrogant egotists, eager to show who was the boss, then it was coal mining.
Egotists are bad enough; drunken egotists are the pits.
As for the other characters in "Primary Colors," they're a colorful lot of buffoons, egotists, hustlers and eccentrics, some of whom bear more than a passing resemblance to real-life individuals.
mrked It's hard to think of a player with a more inflated ego than the Portuguese nancy boy and I despise egotists because they think more about themselves than they do about me.