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Forty years on from our entry into the EU we see "the project" plunge deeper into the misery and chaos it has brought on itself by its even more hubristic desire to give the EU its own currency and a federal government.
The Coalition for Marriage is circulating a petition to ask the Government to abandon its hubristic project to re-make humanity's oldest and most basic institution, and everyone I have approached has been happy to sign it; one person even gave me PS20.
Of course, this could ultimately signal the end for all those hubristic building societies that weren't happy with their fuddy-duddy mutual status and converted themselves into market-listed banks.
So it is no surprise that the Beijing Games resemble the hubristic Games that beguiled the Fuehrer and enthralled the German masses in 1936.
Zipp's syncretic approach to history, in which seemingly incompatible figures and events are brought together in the service of a romantic vision, evokes the work of Anselm Kiefer, though the younger artist generates meaning through constellations of objects rather than through the hubristic appropriation of real, cosmic constellations.
Small wonder, after all, that Fiennes seems to be going it solo in a way that even the hubristic, essentially solitary Brand wouldn't sanction.
Storylines creaked like woodwork from the 18th Century, though it hardly mattered as the project was doomed from the start by the hubristic decision to put Quayside on ITV, directly in competition with EastEnders in the 7.
On second thoughts, perhaps five and a half minutes of hubristic wailing is much more Olympic Flame than Candle in the Wind.
Bush's declaration of "mission accomplished" in Iraq five years ago was as hubristic as his current assessment that the "surge" has "delivered a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror" is a fantasy.
The hubristic Galileo 'GPS' approach is not the answer.
The thrice-denazified Leni's haunting sin was a common, hubristic one: the constitutional inability to admit that anything she did was wrong-headed, ill considered, harmful, deleterious, or stupid.
Asked whether reference to electing a potential future First Minister wasn't hubristic, given Plaid's disappointing election result in May, Ms Jones said: "Absolutely not.