delusions of grandeur

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a delusion (common in paranoia) that you are much greater and more powerful and influential than you really are

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Maybe next year the Greek language essay question aimed at brainwashing kids should be: Are delusions of grandeur a character trait of all Paphites or just of the district's politicians trying to hide their peasant origins?
Paramecium Messiah Gesticulation" by Antler: A paramecium gesticulating as a cosmic prophet/in a drop of pondwater/warns other paramecia to beware/of delusions of grandeur.
Speaking at the time, Barr said he had "an open mind" about riding arrangements for Osana, but added: "I have no delusions of grandeur, but I pay the bills and I'm going to use the jockeys I want to use.
This guide begins by breaking down any delusions of grandeur a new associate may bring to the job by reminding readers that "[w]hen you strut (or slink) into your office on that first day, you should feel comfortable with the knowledge that, in the legal hierarchy, you are about two levels above amoebae.
General symptoms include: extreme disorientation, memory loss, and occasional delusions of grandeur.
Exhibiting psychosis, such as hallucinations and delusions of grandeur or persecution
As did ex-chancellor Schroder in his recent television appearance, the exhibition shows signs of delusions of grandeur, though here you also find irony behind the egotism.
And, just in case a prophet should be filled with delusions of grandeur and start speaking on his own, God has a warning: "But any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, or who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak--that prophet shall die.
With his careful building of an empire, delusions of grandeur, and determination to essentially take over the world, Sun Myung Moon isn't a suitable character to be welcomed in Washington, with or without his dubiously acquired millions--especially not when just three years ago he said, "If we stick with the American way of doing things, there is no hope for America; no hope, no country, no heaven.
his bosses citing his "offensive egotism and delusions of grandeur.
We are a regional brewer and have no delusions of grandeur.
Cathexis cites the following behaviors -- heretofore considered unremarkable by psychiatrists -- as evidence of Napoleon's borderline personality disorder: his frequent screaming fits when his wife Josephine refused to spoon-feed him at state dinners; his reckless impulsiveness, evidenced by reports that the diminutive commander snuck up behind his lieutenants with a tiding crop and a croissant and delivered what he called "les tromps de la guerre;" his fear of being abandoned and unloved, which predictably enough caused lifelong bedwetting and an urge to control everybody, everywhere, all the time; and his periodic delusions of grandeur, during which he repeatedly claimed to be a 6'8" Nubian goat herder sent to France on a secret mission for the Sun God.
In nations with delusions of grandeur, unable to accept their lost empires, or striving to dominate global markets, architects and building industries display more aggressive and confrontational attitudes.
Houston InterWeb clearly suffers from delusions of grandeur.