- adj. Excessively proud.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Exceedingly or unduly proud.
- adj. excessively proud
- over- + proud (Wiktionary)
“Inger drove on, feeling all set up and pleased with herself, and, coming into the village, she may have been a tripe overproud in her bearing.”
“One lady commenced to praise his works for God's cause: 'Tongue! tongue! lady,' he broke in; 'flesh of itself is overproud, and needs no means to esteem itself.”
“At the prison door, while fetters were being fastened on his legs he smilingly said, "I fear me I shall be overproud of my boots.”
“We are proud, sometimes overproud, of the natural resources of our country; sometimes perhaps we over-estimate the great resources of this Province and of the Western Provinces.”
“Set them up! not to be overproud of a Douglas in their house, and a beauty like Jeanie.”
“Altogether I am not overproud of my soldiering performances; still, as I did no worse than Frederick the Great of”
“Perhaps they were overproud and reserved, for they held themselves aloof from those about them.”
“And if he was a bit overproud -- it was only because those about him were overproud and foolish.”
“Hardly had a century and a half elapsed before the sturdy colonists, who did not claim freedom but determined to keep it, formally revolted and fought their way to absolute independence -- not, by the by, a feat whereof to be overproud when a whole country rose unanimously against a handful of troops.”
“But won't you walk in, sir, and perhaps you will condescend to sit down in our room, it is the only place that has a fire in it; and my wife will be overproud to set her eyes on you again.”
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