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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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It's a game engulfed in egotism and the motto is serve they self
While in real life, the Liverpool Care Pathway, designed to humanely hasten the demise of the terminally ill, now appears grounded, from the twoyear back catalogue of Wavertree writer David Griffiths comes this vignette about the possibility of a fleeting resurrection, due to a combination of medical egotism and political expediency.
Rivera's advocacy is both untimely and misplaced, smacking of parochialism and egotism at a time when Worcester needs to focus seriously on attracting the best available talent to lead the city.
Muto maps out the factors that work against our being one in the Lord--both egotism and self-criticism, the demands of modern worklife, technology's propensity to isolate us from one another, our preconceptions about the right way to proceed, and the difficulty of forgiveness.
Norwich's most famous radio and TV host hits the big screen with all of the pomposity and egotism that he can muster.
Apart from that, the fact that more than a thousand migrant workers have died building the stadiums for this gigantic exercise in egotism is enough on its own to cancel Qatar's cup ambitions.
We can be tempted by egotism to show how great we are.
The uncivilized Zionists, for the sake of their own passions, have crushed and are crushing all humans under their heavy wheels of their egotism, materialism and capitalism," the Iranian president stated at the time.
Looking around there is nothing but chaos, violence, insecurity, randomness and egotism, which are keeping not only the revolution but also the country off track.
And that might make us more skeptical about the effects of implicit egotism.
Your confidence over business matters is well founded, but rein in any excess egotism or you'll turn others against you.
At 50, she looks around to mark her own checklist: the son she has brought up single-handedly has shattered the egotism of her early decades, while working-class neighbours of south London have brought a closer appreciation of everyday pleasures than a Kentish childhood which sounds distantly brittle.