Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Pride, Thomas Died 1658. English Parliamentarian who led a regiment to Parliament and expelled Presbyterian and Royalist members who opposed the condemnation of Charles I (1648). He was a signatory of Charles's death warrant.

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Examples

  • By Pride, _Pride_ is meant of course -- not Conceit, Snobbishness and Bumptiousness, which are all very damnable, and signs of a weak, base mind.

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  • Constance, would have smiled to see the grave and courtly salutations that passed between him and the Earl of Warwick -- the haughty Earl, who refused to sit in the same house with Pride and Hewson -- a circumstance, by the way, that caused Jerry White to say, 'he had too much _Pride_ to attend to the mending of his _soul_.'

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  • But as Jomo got closer, he saw that the man wore a grayed, faded wife beater shirt, which exposed the Reich eagle, sans swastika, tattoo on his left biceps; on the right biceps was the word Pride, spelled out in a runic lettering.

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  • "Pride" is the mother of "envy" (Jas 4: 5); it is peculiarly satanic, for by it Satan fell. the proud -- The Greek means in derivation one who shows himself above his fellows, and so lifts himself against God. the humble -- the unenvious, uncovetous, and unambitious as to the world.

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  • A takeover of Houston-based Pride is far from certain, and no deal is imminent.

    Pride International Weighs Strategic Options

  • These two fought in Pride in 2006, and that fight ended when Coleman got a takedown on Rua, and Rua broke his arm in a freak accident.

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  • School Pride is more about the students than about the buildings, and you won't easily forget the ones you meet on this show.

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  • I've been a huge fan of hers since she portrayed Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice.

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  • Pride is never an issue for doctors 'visits; money always is.

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