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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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On the strength of the presentation, I can think of no two people who deserved each other more (the supreme egotist and the ungrateful leech).
Memoirs of an Egotist Autobiographical work by Stendhal , published posthumously in France in 1892 as Souvenirs d'egotisme.
Unlike Tintin, however, these characters are rendered scrupulously true to Mann's originals: Herr Naptha is still a totalitarian Jesuit, Signor Settembrini still a democratic humanist, Herr Peeperkorn still a loquacious bore, and Clavdia Chauchat still a beautiful egotist ("To be with any less than the exceptional is a form of extinction") and a faithless lover.
In 1912, an embittered William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt described each other in such lofty terms as "puzzlewit," "fathead," "egotist," and "demagogue."
The blundering former Foreign Secretary's refusal to apologise or take any responsibility for his error contributing to the extended jail sentence in Tehran of a British-Iranian mother was the arrogance of an egotist in denial about the harm he inflicts on others.
A senior source at the club said: "It was the remark of a smug, arrogant egotist.
He wanted to be seen as at one with the people, not a self-important egotist.
Duterte described the senator as an 'egotist coward' and a bully preying on hapless resource persons in Senate investigations.
He said it was difficult to play his natural game because he did not want to be seen as being "an egotist" at the start of his time at the club and that only time has helped him "seek selfcompletion".
EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
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