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Word: overweening

Definition: arrogant; presumptuous


Sentences Containing 'overweening'

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.
Taxiles accompanied Mithridates on his flight into Armenia, and we subsequently (69 BC) find him mentioned as present with Tigranes at the great battle of Tigranocerta, on which occasion he in vain endeavoured to restrain the overweening confidence of the Armenian monarch.
``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.''
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