“Mr. Anderson was also bugged by what he describes as the holier-than-thou attitude typified by Critical Mass, a monthly gathering of bikers who coast through the city, snarling traffic for hours.”
“In recent years, social psychologists have begun to study what they call the holier-than-thou effect.”
“Do you think these irrelevant standards are applied any where other than in "holier than thou" America?”
“CHETRY: Well, we've all heard the phrase holier than thou but how hard is it to live exactly the way the bible says you should?”
“There was room in its wide expanse for the gathering of a household about the fire; its embrace was the embrace of love; and it was the type and model of those venerable and hallowed places which have given to the English language a word holier even than "Home," since that word is "Hearth.”
“So Monday I go to the Registro Publico with my documents and my real estate attorney to pay the transfer taxes get my escrituras without the high falutin ', holier than thou Notario Tramposo.”
“If there’s a certain holier-than-thou purity to my sentiments, it’s true.”
“There is no voice transcending the sounds of war, and there must not be such a voice -- nor is there any call holier than the call to war.”
“The nearer they brought him to a disembodied spirit by meagre diet, the holier should be his prayers in their behalf.”
“As a rule, people tend to rate themselves as more virtuous than the next guy, a finding psychologists call the holier-than-thou effect.”
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