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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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Perhaps the most successful of all chairman-managers was both a businessman and an egotist, however.
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In fact, the groups led by the greatest egotists chose the worse candidate for the job.
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People regularly decry politicians, particularly in the National Assembly, but if they are all snouts in the trough, self-serving egotists, we have to ask, who put them there?
We are natural egotists but self centredness is not the key to human flourishing.
When the group was leaving that evening, Bebe told them ```I did this to prove to you unbearable egotists that cooking is no big thing.
In a world filled with self-serving, greedy egotists, here is a man who wholly put someone else - his employer and friend - before himself.
Most of which will, of course, be the outcasts from the Commons who are too old, too stupid, too tired or too obnoxious to survive even in that third rate collection of egotists and self servers.
I've never seen such a bunch of big egotists in my life.
But he didn't come close to addressing the larger injustice caused by robbing the Valley and other areas of the city to fund a corrupt pay-to-play political system and build monuments to downtown egotists.
So to the trustees,accept your defeat like a man (or woman)and have the sense to realise that this is the result the Wrexham people wanted and not what a minority of egotists believed they wanted.