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Word: overweening

Definition: arrogant; presumptuous


Sentences Containing 'overweening'

``Alas,''replied the weeping girl,``I am obliged to own that my mother in law's aversion to me arises from a very natural source her overweening love for her own child, my brother Edward.''
Some take the broad road of overweening ambition; others that of mean and servile flattery; others that of deceitful hypocrisy, and some that of true religion; but I, led by my star, follow the narrow path of knight-errantry, and in pursuit of that calling I despise wealth, but not honour.
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