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Word: hubris

Definition: arrogance; excessive self-conceit


Sentences Containing 'hubris'

He then hopes that the "hubris" of the notion of "ownership of the planet" will be replaced with usufruct. Non-violence.
His work is concerned with exposing the historical and enduring hubris of American culture, painting forms that depict the search for and physical manifestation of American power and success on a monumental scale.
Nonetheless, a short French poem at the foot of the title page warned the gardener against hubris and in having excessive regard for his efforts, for whoever tries to compare Art with Nature and gardens with Eden "measures the stride of the elephant by the stride of the mite and the flight of the eagle by that of the gnat".

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