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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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But its holier-than-thou attitude misses two crucial points.
GET HIM TO THE GREEK (15) stars newlywed Russell Brand as Aldous Snow, the British rock star who first appeared, sober, pretentious and holier-than-thou, in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
heir children are becoming intolerant of other religions, developing a kind of holier-than-thou stance even towards their fellow Muslims," Soyinka said.
If it were me, I would not hesitate for one moment in cashing it in, and jetting off to a sun-kissed island to enjoy the fruits of my good fortune, and neither, I suspect, would many of our holier-than-thou MPs, who as a hatful of recent media stories about their dodgy expense claim would testify, should be the last ones to cry foul, and point any accusing finger towards anyone.
Before you start writing holier-than-thou letters, you should make sure your party is free from blame.
WHILE in London, we were taken to dinner by holier-than-thou friends in their terribly trendy hybrid car which switches from petrol to electric depending on the "green gauge" reading.
This means that, at least till November, we will be spared her saccharine, holier-than-thou, do-gooder, virtuous screeds glorifying her marshmallow existences.
Holier-than-thou university professor Harry Stevenson (Freeman) and wife Esther (Alexander) live in the picture postcard town of Arcadian, Portland.
This holier-than-thou tone--indicative less of a desire to engage with the culture that he's dropping in on than of his need to display his political credentials--resurfaces throughout An Afghan Journey.
I'm tired of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, SNAP, and its holier-than-thou, our-cause-is-the-most-important attitude.
there's this holier-than-thou attitude rampant in both cities that, frankly, ends up doing a disservice at both ends.