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self-partiality

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That partiality to himself by which a man overrates his own worth when compared with others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That partiality by which a man overrates his own worth when compared with others.

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Examples

  • Your father, Mr Mortimer, continued it with the same self-partiality, preferring the wretched gratification of tickling his ear with a favourite sound, to the solid happiness of his son with a rich and deserving wife.

    Cecilia

  • Your father, Mr. Mortimer, continued it with the same self-partiality, preferring the wretched gratification of tickling his ear with a favourite sound, to the solid happiness of his son with a rich and deserving wife.

    Author! Author! » 2008 » February

  • Nothing is so fatal to a nation as an extreme of self-partiality, and the total want of consideration of what others will naturally hope or fear.

    The Great Experiment

  • And yet self-partiality has sug-gested several strong pleas in my favour; indeed by way of extenuation only.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • But again, impatiency, founded perhaps on self-partiality, that strange misleader! prevails.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I cannot help expressing my surprise at one instance of thy self-partiality; and that is, where thou sayest she has need, indeed, to cry out for mercy herself from her friends, who knows not how to show any.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Then they recollected that her posthumous letters, instead of reproaches, were filled with comfortings: that she had in her last will, in their own way, laid obligations upon them all; obligations which they neither deserved nor expected; as if she thought to repair the injustice which self-partiality made some of them conclude done to them by her grandfather in his will.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Because I did my poor duty -- no better than any honest lad must do it -- I became conceited; and the manner in which Charley's new friend treated me not only increased the fault, but aided in the development of certain other stems from the same root of self-partiality.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

  • Mortimer, continued it with the same self-partiality, preferring the wretched gratification of tickling his ear with a favourite sound, to the solid happiness of his son with a rich and deserving wife.

    Cecilia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress — Volume 3

  • The judgment of the eminent and able persons who conduct public affairs is undoubtedly superior to mine; but self-partiality induces almost every man to defer something to his own.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 06 (of 12)

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