A tremendous Egotism
, manifesting itself in your case in the form of jealousy, is as fearful a fiend as ever stole into the human heart.
Monsieur," replied Athos, sternly, "do not be unjust and senseless in your egotism
, or your grief, whichever you please to call it.
But all he said was so prettily sedate, and the naivete of his youthful egotism
was so obvious, that he disarmed his hearers.
Impatient with this form of egotism
, he could not shake off the conviction that somehow life was wonderful, romantic, a master worth serving so long as she stood there.
I would not have any reader of mine, looking forward to some aesthetic career, suppose that this love is any merit in itself; it may be the grossest egotism
Fortunate indeed are those in which there is combined a little good and a little bad, a little knowledge of many things outside their own callings, a capacity for love and a capacity for hate, for such as these can look with tolerance upon all, unbiased by the egotism of him whose head is so heavy on one side that all his brains run to that point.
You, Ghek, are an example of the egotism of which I spoke.
Even through his great egotism was filtering a suspicion that they patronized him; perhaps even pitied him.
A personality of smallness and egotism
and petty underhandedness seemed to emanate from the letters themselves.
He squirms on his dunghill, and like a child lost in the dark among goblins, calls to the gods that he is their younger brother, a prisoner of the quick that is destined to be as free as they--monuments of egotism
reared by the epiphenomena; dreams and the dust of dreams, that vanish when the dreamer vanishes and are no more when he is not.
I confess, too, that I was irritated by the egotism
which seemed to demand that every line of my pamphlet should be devoted to his own special doings.
This disturbs me greatly; not so much for the sake of my son's affection (though I do prize that highly, and though I feel it is my right, and know I have done much to earn it) as for that influence over him which, for his own advantage, I would strive to purchase and retain, and which for very spite his father delights to rob me of, and, from motives of mere idle egotism
, is pleased to win to himself; making no use of it but to torment me and ruin the child.
Perhaps the fact that Teeka sat there watching him aroused a desire to vanquish the ape-man before her eyes, for in the breast of every jungle male lurks a vast egotism
which finds expression in the performance of deeds of derring-do before an audience of the opposite sex.
The man from the West, his egotism
enlarged by success, was beginning to outline the history of his career.
If Captain Dobbin expected to get any personal comfort and satisfaction from having one more view of Amelia before the regiment marched away, his selfishness was punished just as such odious egotism
deserved to be.