Compared to that, her former life seemed more loud and arrogant than any colorful skirt or shirt.
That he was proud of this, perhaps a little boastful, there is no doubt.
The name stood out in bolder letters than any of the other words, and as Mrs. Darling gazed she felt that it had an oddly cocky appearance.
PEARCE at the door Now, Mr. Higgins, please don't say anything to make the girl conceited about herself.
Taoism was out of the question as a substitute, because of its anarchistic and egocentric character.
Before all of these nobody shows himself as he is, because the most honest man will show himself before people in whose judgment he has an interest at least as good as, if not better than he is—that is fundamental to the general egoistic essence of humanity, which seeks at least to avoid reducing its present welfare.
Mrs. Haggistoun, Colonel Haggistoun's widow, a relation of Lord Binkie, and always talking of him, struck the dear unsophisticated girls as rather haughty, and too much inclined to talk about her great relations: but Rhoda was everything they could wish--the frankest, kindest, most agreeable creature--wanting a little polish, but so good-natured.
The bell inflated like a great gunmetal marshmallow.
This is just narcissistic posturing, the same as his rules.
=HOUSE ARRANGEMENT= Some authorities say that only the flowers sent by very close friends should be shown at a house funeral, and that it is ostentatious to make a display.
In the presence of superiors overweening pride manifests itself in presumption or insolence; in the presence of inferiors, or those supposed to be inferior, pride manifests itself by arrogance, disdain, haughtiness, superciliousness, or in either case often by cold reserve. (
But she loved her children and her husband, and was naively proud of their position and attainments.
Shrugging, Eddie swaggered out with the two detectives, but he felt far from swaggering.