from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having very serious respect for one's self.


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  • But as the major numbers of mankind are too little self-reverent to dispense with the services of self-conceit, they like to think themselves equal, and very easily equal, to any truth, and habitually assume their extempore, off-hand notion of its significance as a perfect measure of the fact.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862


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