he cried, and gave a wringing motion of his hands, for the self-esteem of a complacent man is not torn away without agony.
Oh, really, Rudolph, you have no notion how salutary it is to the self-esteem of us romanticists to run across, even nowadays, an occasional breach of the peace.
With a slight shock to her self-esteem she was obliged to confess that she had only the haziest idea.
Even this small and wholly unintended affront worked in the poor, misjudging victim of morbid self-esteem, as a cinder in the eye will torture and blind the sufferer to all the landscape.
To humble is to lower in dignity or self-esteem, or as used reflexively, to restrain one's own pride; the word often implies that the person has been over-proud or arrogant.
A certain Mistress Cary, to whom he was paying court, hath rejected him, and wounded him as much in his self-esteem as in his love, which, I fancy, was not great, but which, on that account, he is anxious to have appear even greater, as is the way with men.
There was no lack of self-esteem either in the man or his head.
" "Husband," she added, looking up into his face with a smile innocent as that of an infant, while the crimson tinge covered her forehead, "if the formidable word must be uttered, who is doing all he can to increase a self-esteem that is already so much greater than it ought to be.
I am afraid that the Germans, whose self-esteem takes another form, were deceived by this.
But if you do, you rate them even more highly than they rate themselves; and English colonists are not much behind the citizens of the model Republic in honest self-esteem.
"Dr. Whewell's self-respect and immense self-esteem led him to imperiousness of manner which touches the border of discourtesy.
Her anger may seem very absurd; but you must remember, little friends, that Dotty Dimple had now become a travelled young lady; she had seen the world, and her self-esteem had grown every day she had been away.
The next morning was the same, and by now Mr. Tebrick had been through all the agonies of wounded self-esteem, disillusionment and despair that a man can suffer.
" "Speak them fair, and say naught to wound their self-esteem, or to menace their authoritythey will pardon much, if the last, in particular, be respected.
I have fed my self-esteem with luxuries and not with virtue, and, losing them, have nothing left.
His thoughtful blue eye, and well-marked countenance, were full of gentleness and benevolence, and elevated by a certain natural dignity, of which purity and goodness, without one debasing shade of self-esteem and arrogance, were the animating spirit.
England has but a few more weeks of this self-confident, self-esteeming security.
They made their comparisons, and formed their conclusions, with the same deference to self-esteem, and the same submission to hope, as had been apparent among their competitors.
The tarboosh he wore tilted at an angle heightened the general effect of arrogant self-esteem.
Those adjectives smack of too much self-esteem and of a claim to be made of different clay from most of us.
Falling from the highest hopes of prosperity into the most painful afflictions, he thus wanted solid principles of action to support him, and was forced to retreat upon an excess of self-esteem, which allowed his pride to become a beggar, and
This was extremely disconcerting to her self-esteem....
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All the follies of which you lovers are capable, we pardon, but you will always find us intractable when our self-esteem meets your own.
Vanity N. vanity; conceit, conceitedness; self-conceit, self- complacency, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self-love, self-approbation, self-praise, self-glorification, self-laudation, self-gratulation^, self-applause, self-admiration; amour propre
The mind, the heart, dignity, conscience, self-esteem, hatred, love, revenge, besides every material interest of every class, is engaged to the struggle.
No general indignation from offended national self-esteem prevailed.
Our defeats in the war of 1812 have been greatly exaggerated; but, all the same, they did constitute rebuffs to our naval self-esteem which were highly significant in themselves, and deserve deep attention.
propio, -a, own, self, very, proper, fitting, suitable, becoming; de, proper to, peculiar to, suited to, befitting, belonging to; amor , self-esteem, self-love, conceit, vanity.
They obstinately refused to enter the garden, because they feared the thorns of the hedge, although they had neither wheat with which to satisfy their hunger nor wine to quench their thirst, but were simply intoxicated with pride and self-esteem, and being blinded by their own false lights, persisted in asserting that the Church of the Word made flesh was invisible.
Thus, Armado, describing Holofernes, says, "That's all one, my fair, sweet, honey monarch; for I protest the schoolmaster is exceeding fantastical,too, too vain,too, too vain; but we will put it, as they say, to fortuna della guerra";whilst Holofernes, not behind his counterpart in self-esteem, sees in the other the defects which he cannot detect in himself.
[Illustration: "It was not until he had consumed a pint or two of the strongest brew that he began to regain some of his old self-esteem.
" "It Was Not Until he Had Consumed a Pint Or Two of The Strongest Brew That he Began to Regain Some of his Old Self-esteem.
It was also John Wingfield, Sr.'s boast to himself that he had never been beaten, which average mortals with the temerity to say "Nonsense!"that most equilibratory of wordsmight have diagnosed as a bad case of self-esteem finding a way to forget the resented incidental reverses of success.
The habit of always viewing ourselves, our motives, and even our conduct, on the favorable side, is the parent of self-esteem; and this weakness, carried into communities, commonly gets to be the cause of a somewhat fallacious gauge of merit among the population of entire countries.
But it seemed to us, when we looked at "our view," as if we could only see those invisible villages of which Brede had told usthat other side of the ridges and rises of which we catch no glimpse from lofty hills or from the heights of human self-esteem.
In any other circumstances his pride would have revolted at the menaces of the foolish father, he would have been stung in his self-esteem, and he would have disputed with him for his treasure.
she reasoned that the self-esteem of any boy of nineteen must suffer poignantly over the memory of being knocked down by his father before the eyes of a strange girl.
The GENERAL APPEARANCE of the West Highland White Terrier is that of a small, game, hardy-looking terrier, possessed with no small amount of self-esteem, with a "varminty" appearance, strongly built, deep in chest and back ribs, straight back and powerful quarters, on muscular legs and exhibiting in a marked degree a great combination of strength and activity.
" A flicker of self-esteem caused Undine to protest.
Whatever the failures of unsympathetic self-esteem, Macaulay's spirit could point to this contribution as sufficient counterbalance.
That was, in fact, his true religion, and we can but congratulate him on the unshaken faith of his self-esteem.
, he now makes sensation a universal and essential property of matter (la pierre sent), declares the talk about the simplicity of the soul metaphysico-theological nonsense, calls the brain a self-playing instrument, ridicules self-esteem, shame, and repentance as the absurd folly of a being that imputes to itself merit or demerit for necessary actions, and recognizes no other immortality than that of posthumous fame.
With the same necessity as that of the act itself, follow the love or contempt of fellow-men, the pleasure of self-esteem and the pain of repentance (regret for evil consequences, hence no evidence of freedom).
But to have him even in the lightest way intimate that her housekeeping was preferable to that of his own sister nettled her self-esteem.
In the first it produced a confidence in itself that had been greatly wanted, but which, in the end, perhaps, degenerated to a feeling of self-esteem and security that were not without danger, or entirely without exaggeration....
On occasion of my first visit, I was struck by an incident which explained the ridicule we have all heard thrown on the old poet for a self-esteem which he was merely too simple to hide.
I saw that my old mate was touched with this proof of confidence, and that his self-esteem had so much risen with the discovery of his origin that he made no objections to the trust.
His portrait gives you the impression of great fastidiousness, and almost feminine delicacy of face, as well as of considerable self-esteem.
" The truth was, Horace had a large swelling on the top of his head, known by the name of self-esteem; and it had got bruised a little the day before, when he was obliged to stand one side, and let his aunt manage about finding Flyaway.
I am none the less deeply humiliated in my self-esteem as a journalist, and I am much annoyed at the call to order which I have brought upon myself.
And now I have to make a confession, which is very painful to my self-esteem.
He was not hurt, save in his self-esteem, and gathering himself together, he endeavored to walk with dignity into the dining-room; but he had hardly reached the door, when he was overcome with a mad desire to whoopand whoop he did.
But Abdul Ali was up again first, and launched on the seas of self-esteem.
Of what we do not gain for ourselves we have only a faint and imperfect fruition, because we cannot compare the difference between want and possession, or at least can derive from it no conviction of our own abilities, nor any increase of self-esteem; what we acquire by bravery or science, by mental or corporeal diligence, comes at last when we cannot communicate, and, therefore, cannot enjoy it.
I heard an apt interjection on the part of the proprietress which set them all roaring, and so lowered their self-esteem that they left summarily.
Self-esteem gave value to the opinions of fools.
God guard me from self-esteem.
Self-love, a just self-esteem, that powerful lever which sustains us, which elevates us, which compels us to respect in ourselves that nobility of race which we derive from God, what becomes of it in solitude?
Mr. N.'s strong sense of justice, his enthusiasm, his fun and wit, his independence and self-esteem, his tastes, too, as far as I know them, all exist in like degree in Mr. Persico.
John Neal told me I had a great bump of love of approbation, and conscientiousness very large, and self-esteem hardly any; and that he hoped whoever had most influence over me would remedy that evil.
On the contrary, it is impossible to read his life without feeling that his vanity and self-esteem led him to exaggeration and mis-statement.
You do understand how it is with me?" The delicious sense of possession thrilled her; she glowed with the return of her self-esteem, in the restoration of that quality which proclaimed her a princess of the blood.
His flatteries taught me first this self-esteem, His flatteries and caresses, while he loved.
But it was quite clear that the only impression her looks or her personality had made upon him was the slight one of having met and forgotten herhardly flattering to her self-esteem.
Her self-esteem was at stake.
The subject was not pursued, but it was one not readily to be forgotten by those who were aware that it had been mooted; and there can be little doubt that the self-esteem of the Marquis d'Ancre gained fresh force, even from a passing allusion to the possibility of such an event.
An increase of devotion and respect was skilfully blended with an apparent anxiety and alarm, which flattered the self-esteem and vanity of Louis, at the same time that they renewed all the terrors of the previous evening.
As is the rule in "sets," her self-esteem's sole foundation had been what she had, or, rather, what the family had, and now that that was gone, she held what was left cheap indeedand held herself the cheaper that she could feel thus.
He is obscure, ambitious, full of self-esteem, that is beginning to be soured by failure.
The event came too late to be of service to Adams in his campaign for reëlection, but it was intensely gratifying to his self-esteem.
Eventually he soothed his self-esteem by associating his own trials and misfortunes with those endured by classical heroes.
Even Mr. Pallinson, obtuse as he was apt to be when called upon to comprehend any fact derogatory to his own self-esteem, was fain to confess to himself that this evening's efforts were futile, and that this dark-faced stranger was the favourite for those matrimonial stakes he had entered himself to run for.
With this fleeting trepidation had come the realization of her dependence, the importance her sixty-five dollars a month in the scheme of things, the compromises that she might be forced into accepting in order to insure its continuance; not definite and soul-searing compromises, it was true, but petty, irritating trucklings which wear down self-esteem.
And yet in this sense of cursedness the Vicar had found shelter for his self-esteem.
Lord Almeric answered, bowing and kissing the tips of his fingers, his self-esteem perfectly restored.
Thus, round the physical feeling forming the nucleus of the whole, are gathered the feelings produced by personal beauty, that constituting simple attachment, those of reverence, of love of approbation, of self-esteem, of property, of love of freedom, of sympathy.
What he called love of approbation, self-esteem, and pleasure of possession I subsummed under the name of Pride of Conquest and Possession.
No sooner was the young seaman's back turned, than the vice-governatore, who was in a humor to display his acquirements, resumed a discussion that he had found so agreeable to his self-esteem.
Being both endowed with a good degree of self-esteem, neither the praise nor the blame of mankind was overpowering to either of us.
A phrenologist would tell us that strongly developed organs of self-esteem and love of approbation accompanied this trait of character.
I did not quite finish my train of reasoning about your self-esteem.
From the publick, and only from the publick, is he to await a confirmation of his claim, and a final justification of self-esteem; but the publick is not easily persuaded to favour an author.
¶ The Rhodians, who formerly had possessed a vast amount of self-esteem, thinking that they, too, ranked as conquerors of Philip and Antiochus, and were stronger than the Romans, fell into such depths of terror as to despatch an ambassador to Antiochus, king of Syria, and summon Popilius, in whose presence they condemned all those opposed to the Roman policy and then sent such as were arrested to punishment.
a. Those feelings of satisfaction resulting from approval, commendation, or praise, or the desire to avoid blame, disaster, or loss of self-esteem.
The sting of some little word or action that wouldn't get under your skin at all, is apt to swell up one of these fellows' bump of self-esteem as big as an egg-plant, and make it sore all over.
Perhaps he had been afraid of the domination of his gentle wife with her soft insistence, and had girded at her throughout the years because of mere fanatic self-esteem.
His self-esteem was pleased at the thought that he should yet conquer this cool and open-minded girl by the force of his own intelligence.
The new philosophy of self-esteem and self-assertion declares that humility is a vice.
" "Intended to restore my self-esteem.
They may also prejudge themselves by their self-love, self-esteem, self-seeking, self-pleasing, &c., which piece and piece will draw them off Christ, and cause them forget the way of sucking life from him, who is the fountain of life.
* m. love; * propio* self-esteem *amoroso* love (as in "love letters"), loving *amueblar* furnish *análisis* m. analysis *anciano* m. old man *ancho* wide *andaluz* Andalusian *andar* walk, go; *se en miramientos* be too particular; * a tientas* grope (as in darkness)
This constant success engendered, as it is too apt to do, inordinate egotism, conceit, self-esteem, vanity.
'But he is a gentleman, Sire,' I persisted, 'to whom truth is dearer than life, and who would rather languish in misery for thrice the term he is likely to last, than forfeit his own self-esteem by admitting falsehood and injustice.'
Warlike and intelligent, and with a full share of self-esteem, they were not a race likely to put up with such an indignity.
From the first the English officers in command in this awkward country made up their minds that their men could do nothing in the meshes of the bush, and they clung to the more open strip with a caution and a profound respect for Native prowess which epithets can hardly exaggerate, and which tended to intensify the self-esteem of the Maori, never the least self-confident of warriors.
"You are asked here, in return for that you inquire, if she you seek is sought in sincerity?" Ludlow reddened; the manliness of the profession to which he belonged, however, overcame the reluctance natural to self-esteem; and he answered, firmly "She is."
Age removed a good deal of his vanity, and I suppose it forced him to part with some portion of his self-esteem.
They say his speech was so full of dignity and unnecessary rage that some one declared he was simply trying to recover his self-esteem for Marguerite's having called him trivial and not yet altogether grown up.
* Our self-esteem and conceit are European, but our culture and actions are Asiatic.