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self-gratulatory

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  • Pouring out a remarkably viscous mixture of irrelevance and self-gratulatory dimestore rhetoric, the racist National Post blogger "Raphael Alexander" (not his real name) takes a poke at me for my remarks about Michael Coren yesterday.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • It did, after all, give some readers an opportunity for an orgy of self-gratulatory principle-mongering.

    Let's talk about Dawg one more time.

  • It did, after all, give some readers an opportunity for an orgy of self-gratulatory principle-mongering.

    Let's talk about Dawg one more time.

  • You are quite the pompous windbag with your "orgy of self-gratulatory principle-mongering".

    Let's talk about Dawg one more time.

  • To make a clean breast of it, I even suspect that his self-gratulatory whisper is still ringing in my ear, for I find that

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Mrs. Emery was one of the women who are always well served by "tradespeople," as she now called them, "and a good reason why," she was wont to explain with self-gratulatory grimness.

    The Squirrel-Cage

  • Foolish people sometimes, in a tone of self-gratulatory pity, will say, ‘If I have sinned I have suffered.’

    Unspoken Sermons Third Series

  • Those who dwell close to the hub of government, even though they build departmental fires, sweep departmental floors, and empty departmental waste baskets, from nearness of contact and a daily perusal of your truly great, come at last to look upon themselves as beings of tremendous importance -- and all after the self-gratulatory example of the thoughtful fly on the chariot wheel in the fable.

    The President A novel

  • She smiled in a sort of satisfied, self-gratulatory way, and said,

    A Canadian Heroine, Volume 2 A Novel

  • When, after this outbreak, Lucia's face went down upon her hands, Mrs. Costello could not resist a little self-gratulatory smile.

    A Canadian Heroine, Volume 3 A Novel

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