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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 where the narcissistic motto is serve thy self.
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.
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.
In this case, the egotism found within the medical profession, which is the main feature of the Treatise, is not a vice that generates public benefit.
The egotism displayed in MFF negotiations does not surprise or shock Van Rompuy.
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.
Antonio D'Ambrosio's filmed extension of his book "Let Fury Have the Hour" celebrates what he dubs "creative response" to the soulless consumerism and runaway egotism fostered by the 1980s reigns of Reagan in America and Thatcher in England.
THESPIS: British actor and solo performer Roy Dotrice once described solo acting as "the ultimate in egotism." exceedingly large ego, he went on to say, is required "to stand up there and think you can hold an audience's attention for a couple of hours.
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But when we talked to locals, we heard tales of " egotism" of a self- proclaimed king running a sordid empire.
Yet, during this hiatus which is affecting daily life we shouldn't ignore the real problems in the community: greed, corruption, egotism and pride.