self-admiration


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God has not been preparing the English-speaking and Teutonic peoples," declared Senator Beveridge of Indiana, "for a thousand years of nothing but vain and idle self-contemplation and self-admiration.
Between his hearty cornball laugh, his stoic delivery of shameful dialogue and the way he carries himself around in endless self-admiration, the actor invents a persona that, like Sellers' Inspector Clouseau, is a continual joy to watch.
He professes a sincere love for retyping, both the process ("I was trained as a sculptor, and moving the text from one place to another became as physical and as sexy as, say, carving stone") and, in a bit of Stein-like self-admiration, the result: "After it was finished, it became clear that the daily newspaper--or in this case Day--is really a great novel, filled with stories of love, jealousy, murder, competition, sex, passion, and so forth.
She'll find support for her case among the Amish-Mennonites of Kentucky, who consider photos a symbol of self-admiration and pride and also have refused to sit for license shots.
ON celebrating his 50th birthday the prime minister continued to dodge accusations of self-admiration.
Using the words "gaunt" and "geeky" to describe herself, Ehrenreich attempts to throw off the self-admiration of being five-feet, seven-inches and 118 pounds, yet she knows as well as anyone that such a figure is lusted after by many American women.
Whether he considers himself virtuous is not spelled out, but he stands before us with the restrained smirk of self-admiration.
A kindergarten teacher invites youngsters to announce their self-admiration as a part of a course called "I Like Me" ("I like me because of my Blue Jays hat
As someone who has sat through Hollywood's annual self-admiration celebration, I can assure you that this send-up is a lot more fun - and a whole lot shorter - than the real thing.
20); 'this rough work' (43) - are apt to give way to protracted bouts of self-admiration, and his seemingly cordial rapport with the Painter belies deeper suggestions of frustration and impatience: 'Ay, that's well known' (3); 'Nay, sir, but hear me on' (77).
There's nothing to object to in his performance of the steps, but the inexhaustible self-admiration of his Albrecht made his spiritual regeneration in the second act hard to believe.

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