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Word: arrogance

Definition: pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)


Sentences Containing 'arrogance'

'Mrs. Chillip does go so far as to say,' pursued the meekest of little men, much encouraged, 'that what such people miscall their religion, is a vent for their bad humours and arrogance.
And as he said this, the``eye severe''of the magistrate had lost nothing of its habitual arrogance.
Arrogance of the chemists and physicists and engineers who work at Los Alamos and think they’re above it all."
As the youngest, she is boisterous and often self-centred; Pauline and Petrova often feel they have to 'sit' on her in order to teach her a little bit of humility but this only has a limited effect. What her sisters see as arrogance is to a large extent Posy's confidence in her extraordinary ability as a dancer (apparent from a very young age).
But now sloth triumphs over energy, indolence over exertion, vice over virtue, arrogance over courage, and theory over practice in arms, which flourished and shone only in the golden ages and in knights-errant.
But the instant Ambrosio saw her he addressed her, with manifest indignation: "Art thou come, by chance, cruel basilisk of these mountains, to see if in thy presence blood will flow from the wounds of this wretched being thy cruelty has robbed of life; or is it to exult over the cruel work of thy humours that thou art come; or like another pitiless Nero to look down from that height upon the ruin of his Rome in embers; or in thy arrogance to trample on this ill-fated corpse, as the ungrateful daughter trampled on her father Tarquin's?
But with regard to the present subject, there are some considerations which seem to remove all this accusation of arrogance or suspicion of mistake.
By now the Macedonians had come to resent the extravagance and arrogance of Demetrius, and were not prepared to fight a difficult campaign for him.
David Gelernter, writing for the "National Review", cited the "sheer arrogance" of the very premise of Mailer's book.
He asserted that the impediment to improved security was "Arrogance.
However, the creature's arrogance leads to Mahn getting lucky and manages to kill it, but he is killed when he hesitates to slay its child.
I am thinking, what incredible "shit" we put up with most of our lives – the "domestic" routine (same old wife every night), the stupid and useless degrading "jobs", the "insufferable" arrogance of elected officials, the crafty "cheating" and the "slimy" advertising of the business men, the tedious wars in which we kill our buddies instead of our "real" enemies back in the capital, the foul diseased and "hideous" cities and towns we live in, the constant "petty" tyranny of automatic washers and automobiles and TV machines and telephone!
I may say, in short, that I took part in that glorious expedition, promoted by this time to be a captain of infantry, to which honourable charge my good luck rather than my merits raised me; and that day--so fortunate for Christendom, because then all the nations of the earth were disabused of the error under which they lay in imagining the Turks to be invincible on sea-on that day, I say, on which the Ottoman pride and arrogance were broken, among all that were there made happy (for the Christians who died that day were happier than those who remained alive and victorious) I alone was miserable; for, instead of some naval crown that I might have expected had it been in Roman times, on the night that followed that famous day I found myself with fetters on my feet and manacles on my hands.
I must confess that a man is guilty of unpardonable arrogance who concludes, because an argument has escaped his own investigation, that therefore it does not really exist.
Impressed by both his skillfulness in yoga and his gentle, restrained manner, devoid of the arrogance he had observed in other martial artists, he sought Zink out in 1988 and studied with him for about one year.
In 1998, Tomlinson was described as possessing "the air of slight arrogance that goes with good looks, a hard-trained body and a sharp intellect".
In his infinite arrogance Hamilton revealed the history of Clan Akkaba to the officers right before he murdered them.
In October 2009, Coburn did make a statement to "The New York Times" about Ensign's affair and cover-up: "John got trapped doing something really stupid and then made a lot of other mistakes afterward. Judgment gets impaired by arrogance and that's what's going on here."
In response to what is perceived as extreme arrogance and a lack of respect from what is effectively the state bookmaker, many Canadian gamblers have taken advantage of the Internet and are starting to do business with reputable offshore bookmakers or betting exchanges.
Nothing, therefore, can be more contrary than such a philosophy to the supine indolence of the mind, its rash arrogance, its lofty pretensions, and its superstitious credulity.
Pombal's iron rule was sharply brought to an end, because she hated him very much for his arrogance and violent behaviour.
She embodies the lack of reason, the all-consuming 'junoon,' the bitterness, the sauciness, the arrogance that constitutes Leela so effectively, the film could well be titled after her.
Tacitus notes that during a long old age of "surly sycophancy to those above him, of arrogance to those beneath him, and of moroseness among his equals", having attained the consulship in 43 (suffect for Claudius) and his triumph in 47, he received the province of Africa, where he eventually died, in accordance with the earlier prediction.
Talking at the French-American Foundation in Washington, D.C. on 12 September 2006, he denounced what he called the "French arrogance" and said: "It is bad manners to embarrass one's allies or sound like one is taking delight in their troubles."
That is the body of Chrysostom, who was unrivalled in wit, unequalled in courtesy, unapproached in gentle bearing, a phoenix in friendship, generous without limit, grave without arrogance, gay without vulgarity, and, in short, first in all that constitutes goodness and second to none in all that makes up misfortune.
The Germans blamed the Ottomans for letting them down and the Ottomans hated the Germans for their arrogance and envied their equipment.
The Gunilda ended up running aground hard on McGarvey shoal. Some blame his arrogance and others believe there were errors in US charts he entrusted to navigate the Canadian waters.The Gunilda hit a reef and sunk off of Copper Island on Lake Superior near Rossport, Ontario in 1911.
The tone here is one of arrogance; the quip "inferiority of his peers" shows Charlie's belief in his own prowess.
There were those who perceived this as arrogance on his part.
They were as little children before Ahab; and yet, in Ahab, there seemed not to lurk the smallest social arrogance.
Yet the funny thing is those dubious proclamations just aren't needed because the arrogance embodied in the title is emphatically based on vinyl reality...
Zia finally got annoyed by the arrogance of both Manjoor and Mir Shawkat Ali and appointed Ershad as Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army on December 1978.
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