from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Praise of one's self.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The praise of one's self; self-applause: as, self-praise is no commendation.
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- n. speaking of yourself in superlatives
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Living in a society that shuns blatant acts of self-praise, I learned that when we admire people we are often projecting the best and beautiful parts of ourselves onto them.
The administration's embrace of Pratt's cover up strategy, its breathless self-praise for its own brilliance in resolving the crisis at virtually no cost, its perversion of the accounting rules and the PCA to bail out and make even wealthier the senior officers 'whose frauds drove the current crisis, and both administrations' failure to prosecute the elite frauds have enraged a broad spectrum of Americans.
That was the purpose of this post, not self-praise, as you suggest.
That's quite a bit of self-praise for an industry whose dishonesty and snafus made such a mess of housing foreclosures.
His invocations of principle would be better if they were not habitually cheapened by self-praise -- as in that sentence in the Peace Prize acceptance which announced that, by contrast with Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Barack Obama "faces the world as it is."
And sprays bits of it over the simmering, but not yet boiling-over Mr. Pierce, as he lauds himself and his works, interrupting his flow of self-praise only to belch or break wind.
And for anybody who might have missed how their frame of mind differ so much, McCain's speech on Tuesday made that so clear ... beyond the jabs and self-praise.
Still, I doubt many people are going to build their own vegetated fins, and anyway I was beginning to despair that nothing could stop the flow of self-praise until one of the three seniors from Unity raised her hand and politely interrupted.
And its a good thing the bidens are with them to put a break on the Clintons self-praise tendencies.
Let's start with the negative stuff first, just to make sure that no one mistakes this for yet another "Oh aren't we just the most perfect nation on earth" piece of mindless, nationalistic claptrap and self-praise.