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pride

1. a group (of lions)
2. the mettle of a horse; courage; spirit
3. Archaic sexual desire, esp in a female animal

Pride

Thomas. died 1658, English soldier on the Parliamentary side during the Civil War. He expelled members of the Long Parliament hostile to the army (Pride's Purge, 1648) and signed Charles I's death warrant
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Hence, it's difficult to have empathy with holier-than-thou money managers crying into their decaffeinated double lattes, and easy to have sympathy for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed's reply to his accusors: Crony capitalism was never an impediment to investment in the past.
Weyrich, 56, is known in Washington for his holier-than-thou attitude and an abrasive personality.
These holier-than-thou guys are always lying, and they're laughing like hell," says Brown.
Cable, the holier-than-thou Lib Dem Business Secretary, is left looking as if he is blundering around looking for profit in any arms bazaar going.
However, it finally looks like the penny is dropping for Ms Holier-than-Thou as cracks start showing in Foster's mask of innocence.
To help you get into that January holier-than-thou feeling LA is offering to help people lose festive temptation and find gym salvation with a fantastic deal in January.
There is a certain amount of hypocrisy and holier-than-thou attitude from some of those people who criticise the Government and other MPs in the House of Commons.
Those who knew of his early excesses resented his holier-than-thou rants.
THE mind-boggling, cocky, arrogant, holier-than-thou attitude of Haringey's children's services boss Sharon Shoesmith is already enough for her not only to be sacked and replaced immediately, but also for the possibility of criminal neglect charges to be looked into.
For the unitiated, the main focus of Henry's ever-more imaginative scheming and gruesome pranks is his holier-than-thou brother, Perfect Peter, closely followed by next-door neighbour Moody Margaret.
This city and country needs to get its priorities in order, and the holier-than-thou mob should think long and hard before helping to destroy the common rights of the British people.
The fine art world has got this holier-than-thou reputation which isn't necessarily true.