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self-applauding

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  • Yeah, thanks for the lone voice of wisdom in this pits of self-applauding ignorance of truth ...

    Jaime's Challenge

  • Hartley shook his head, and bade Esdale hastily farewell; leaving him in the happy and self-applauding state of mind proper to one who has given the best advice possible to a friend, and may conscientiously wash his hands of all consequences.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • This sally of Mr. Pallet, which was received with a general laugh of approbation, would in all probability, have stifled the dispute in embryo, had not Mr. Jolter, with a self-applauding simper, ironically complimented the strangers on their talking like true Englishmen.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • We mention the facts, and leave it to future ages to discover their solution: contenting ourselves with pointing out to our self-applauding countrymen how much they have to do before they attain the level of their advantages, or justify the boundless blessings which Providence has bestowed upon them.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844

  • Religious truth is not reached by "quick turns of self-applauding intellect," nor by demonstrations.

    The Jesus of History

  • Religious truth is not reached by “quick turns of self-applauding intellect,” nor by demonstrations.

    The Jesus of History

  • What Wordsworth admirably called "the self-applauding sincerity of a heated mind" leaves them no loophole for doubt, and no understanding of the doubter.

    Americans and Others

  • Mrs. Troyle paused again, with the self-applauding air of one who has detected an asp lurking in an apple-charlotte.

    The Chronicles of Clovis

  • ` ` That's because they have nothing to lose, '' said mine host, with the chuckle of a self-applauding wit.

    Rob Roy

  • A little matter, nothing to be self-applauding about, -- only a straw; but -- if it showed the possible way of the wind, the motive power that might be courted to set through her life, taking her out of the trade-currents of vanity?

    A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.

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