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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These dark weeks when winter bites have in recent campaigns always had the habit of putting the freeze on any delusions of grandeur the Bluebirds might be harbouring.
In Vonnegut's story, Harrison Bergeron is a brilliant, massive 14-year-old freak driven to delusions of grandeur by the shackles, weights, and disfiguring uniform he is forced to wear to ensure that his abilities do not exceed anyone else's.
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The man, who was accused of punching former X Factor winner Leona Lewis at a book signing, is suffering from paranoia and delusions of grandeur, it has emerged.
Sponsoring the tournament was one of the delusions of grandeur of the bank's former chief, Sir Fred Goodwin.
"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...
Talk about delusions of grandeur. Let's be honest now - the only reason the Assembly stepped in to save this centre in the first place was so that members didn't end up with egg on their faces.
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.
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." Here in Deuteronomy, where God is reaffirming God's covenant with Israel, and the nature of God's relationship with God's people is reinterpreted and reinforced, God reminds Israel that they are to hearken only to the words of the Lord and not to follow false prophets or false gods.
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."
As the syndication moved into the '90s, I grew concerned at the deepening strangeness of the hip-hop milieu: an excess of young entertainers with delusions of grandeur; too many fans who seemed to think that they were the artists; kids whose freestyle rhymes consisted mainly of stringing one brand name after the other.
He received one of the harshest pink slips of all time when he was fired from the project of carving a monument to Confederate heroes at Stone Mountain, Ga., his bosses citing his "offensive egotism and 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.