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  • He had never rated very high his own abilities or activity, but all the feelings of his heart were with the old clergy, and any antipathies of which his heart was susceptible were directed against those new, busy, uncharitable, self-lauding men, of whom Mr. Slope was so good an example.

    Barchester Towers

  • He had never rated very high his own abilities or activity, but all the feelings of his heart were with the old clergy, and any antipathies of which his heart was susceptible were directed against those new, busy, uncharitable, self-lauding men, of whom Mr. Slope was so good an example.

    Barchester Towers

  • With this I will couple another theatrical experience of this holiday, when he saw a Giant played by a village comedian with a quite Gargantuesque felicity, and singled out for my admiration his fine manner of sitting down to a hot supper (of children), with the self-lauding exalting remark, by way of grace, "How pleasant is a quiet conscience and an approving mind!"

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • It is we who do nothing, and cannot even imagine anything to be done, who are so much displeased with self-lauding, self-love, self-independence, self-admiration, which with the man of genius may often be nothing but an ostensible modification of the passion of glory.

    Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions

  • "Professional networks can offer opportunities," said Hoffman, who reckoned uploading a fancy, self-lauding CV to an online service was the best way of "keeping pace with innovation" and remaining "competive as a professional".

    The Inquirer

  • However, self-lauding was a drawback and immediately lost one full point.

    TechnoLawyer Blog

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