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  • n. Plural form of egotism.


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  • They are miserable little egotisms, like all the other little humans, fluttering their May-fly life - dance of an hour.

    Chapter 2

  • As for her love for her children, the above passage will show how much she was capable of true maternal feeling: the very sentence in which she records the death of one child serves to betray her egotisms, and to wreak her spleen against myself; and she only wishes to recall another from the grave, in order that he may be of some personal advantage to her.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • It means triumph over the petty egotisms and vanities that keep men on our earth apart; it means devotion and a nobler hope; it cannot exist without a gigantic process of inquiry, trial, forethought and patience in an atmosphere of mutual trust and concession.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Something is needed wide and deep enough to float the worst of egotisms away.

    A Modern Utopia

  • The most abominable of all egotisms is that which forever studies to limit the possibilities of the Creator, to announce firmly that there is no further consciousness, and no need for human faculties after this life is ended.

    Insights and Heresies Pertaining to the Evolution of the Soul

  • In all the domain of organized being, it is only man, who, in his crude egotisms, and defiant resistance to nature's laws, makes ado with death.

    Insights and Heresies Pertaining to the Evolution of the Soul

  • She found the man a baffling and fascinating combination of qualities, all petty selfishness and colossal egotisms one minute, abounding in endless charms and graces and small endearing chivalries the next; outrageously outspoken at times, at other times, reticent to the point of secretiveness; now reaching the most extravagant pitch of high spirits, and then, almost without warning, submerged in moods of Stygian gloom from which nothing could rouse him.

    Wild Wings A Romance of Youth

  • As was well said, "he grew moody and she fretful when their mutual egotisms jarred."

    Famous Affinities of History — Complete

  • Unless, indeed, it was just because he was a stranger-a stranger everywhere -- because he had no personal life, no warm strong screen of private egotisms to shield him from exposure, that he had developed this abnormal sensitiveness to the vicissitudes of others.

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • There was only one end possible to such a clash of high tempers, national egotisms, and reciprocal ignorances.

    New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1 From the Beginning to March, 1915 With Index


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