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  • adjective Common misspelling of overweening.

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  • Because even those cowards and fools unwilling to challenge their repulsion, those who insist, in overweaning arrogance, that their "intuition" is divinely inspired, in making such a claim, explicitly admit to being ruled by prejudice rather than reason, revealing also a conceit that they could not possibly be wrong, a heinous pride that is entirely at odds with their claimed Christian philosophy.

    The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom

  • Because even those cowards and fools unwilling to challenge their repulsion, those who insist, in overweaning arrogance, that their "intuition" is divinely inspired, in making such a claim, explicitly admit to being ruled by prejudice rather than reason, revealing also a conceit that they could not possibly be wrong, a heinous pride that is entirely at odds with their claimed Christian philosophy.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • For example, the response to what might be called overweaning pride or the pride that comes before the fall is negative, but appropriate pride, whatever that is, receives a positive response.

    Handbook of Stress

  • He points to "overweaning" information control and cites a recent British study on the functioning of Freedom of Information laws that rates Canada - once the model of a good system

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • The most galling part of all this is that the inherent evil of this neo-fascism is shrouded for its perpetrators and press offices by a rosy, inpenetrable fog of arrogance, hubris, and an overweaning air of unacknowledged privilege and superiority.

    The Age of the Education Oligarchs: Nip It in the Bud

  • The most galling part of all this is that the inherent evil of this neo-fascism is shrouded for its perpetrators and press offices by a rosy, inpenetrable fog of arrogance, hubris, and an overweaning air of unacknowledged privilege and superiority.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Please everyone, tell this woman to withdraw and let us Democrats restore the party your overweaning ambition is destroying.

    Hillary Amplifies Criticism Of Obama Over Wright

  • I always aspired to some really cool vice like overweaning ambition.

    "Men and women sin in different ways," says the Pope's personal theologian.

  • In her overweaning sense of entitlement, she thinks that "free speech" means that I have to publish her comment.

    Yet again, another leftist shows a lack of understanding of the concept of free speech

  • You seem prepared to recite it, but yet you appear to be fully prepared to countenance overweaning and unthinking prejudice against others as your failure to deal with the issues properly shows.

    Another 'ultra-traditionalist' Catholic leader says stupid things about the Holocaust | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

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