presumptuousness


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The attempts at the renunciation of presumptuousness, the conquest of pride, the total obliteration of the ego: all these are in the pattern of Ben's movement towards a deeper discovery of his inconsequence after he narrowly escapes being killed by a group of angry black youths.
This offends Venus/ Aphrodite, who sends her son Cupid/Eros to punish Psyche for her presumptuousness by causing her to fall in love with an unworthy man.
She cautioned against employing Western standards to assess the welfare of non-Western women and rejected the presumptuousness implicit in the IAW's proposal.
Presenting himself as the Mahdi, or Muslim redeemer (a presumptuousness that would call for grisly execution in most Muslim countries), Fard Muhammad filled Elijah Poole's head with the theology of the Nation.
At any rate, it stands as a very visible affront to Georgian aesthetic sensibilities and as witness to the presumptuousness of the country's new patron.
But as the HRC grew and presumptuousness morphed into power, it began to look a bit monstrous, like it was sucking up the movement and spitting it out in its own image.
Job was chastised for his presumptuousness that his righteousness resulted in his blessings and that his innocence would result in redemption.
Silvandre, on the other hand, speaks only of true love and relegates anything else in the discussion to the standing of outrecuidances or presumptuousness, as his many discussions with Hylas attest.
The presumptuousness of coercing people "for their own good" is paternalistic.
I have to tell you, as someone who has worked in the public domain for my career, I have never ever witnessed the arrogance, or the presumptuousness, of the sitting elected body, that they knew what's best for the governing boards 20 years from now and put them in a box so they have no wiggle room.
Further, from the very beginning, Rossellini stigmatizes their cultural difference and the presumptuousness which goes along with it.
McHaney surely was a little apprehensive about having too heavy a scholarly hand in introducing and footnoting these reviews, given the acerbic comments Welty has made about the presumptuousness of some critics (see her references to Leslie Fiedler [cf.