self-reverence love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Very high or serious respect for one's own character, dignity, or the like; great self-respect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A reverent respect for one's self.

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Examples

  • Last week Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan—best known as a speechwriter for President Reagan—belittled Governor Sarah Palin for being “self-referential to the point of self-reverence.”

    Self-reference and narcissism

  • Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence.

    Peggy Noonan on Sarah Palin

  • And after Sarah Palins speech resigning the Alaska governorship, the Wall Street Journals Peggy Noonan pointed to Palins predilection for using I, and described her as self-referential to the point of self-reverence.

    Geoffrey Nunberg: 'The I's Don't Have It'

  • Where Lennon offered a work of beautiful simplicity that called for the eradication of tribalism and superstition, Jackson's sing-along is really a paternalistic paean to self-reverence, clothed in the garb of a charity benefit.

    I Saw The News On Television Today, Oh Boy

  • Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence.

    American Politics

  • Last week Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan—best known as a speechwriter for President Reagan—belittled Governor Sarah Palin for being “self-referential to the point of self-reverence.”

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence.

    A Farewell to Harms

  • The problem is compounded by Bush's CEO mentality, where all information is fiercely safeguarded among a small group and there is no effort to reach out, which might burst the bubble of self-reverence that permeates this White House.

    Management 101

  • It would be inappropriate to express a sense of hopelessness or meaninglessness or self-loathing with ruthlessly clear, perfectly reasoned and reverential language, just as it would be inappropriate to express a worldview of rational efficaciousness, knowable reality and self-reverence with ambiguous syntax, distorted thought processes, and self-loathing language.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Ayn Rand First:(?):

  • Sith also contains very well-constructed allusions to the previous films, without being cloying--self-reference without the self-reverence.

    Reactions to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers, with one warning)

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