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Indeed, I suspect that, leaving aside the protestations and tributes of writers who, one is safe in saying, care for little else in the world than the rhythm of their lines and the cadence of their phrase, the love of the sea, to which some men and nations confess so readily, is a complex sentiment wherein pride enters for much, necessity for not a little, and the love of ships - the untiring servants of our hopes and our self-esteem - for the best and most genuine part.
Now, at the moment when the door had opened to admit the cardinal, the nine parts of self-esteem in Gringoire, swollen and expanded by the breath of popular admiration, were in a state of prodigious augmentation, beneath which disappeared, as though stifled, that imperceptible molecule of which we have just remarked upon in the constitution of poets; a precious ingredient, by the way, a ballast of reality and humanity, without which they would not touch the earth.
Horace laughed indulgently: his self-esteem was more gently flattered than ever.
There is vacillation in his k's and self-esteem in his capitals.
Passepartout was on the point of vigorously resenting the epithet, the reason of which he could not for the life of him comprehend; but he reflected that the unfortunate Fix was probably very much disappointed and humiliated in his self-esteem, after having so awkwardly followed a false scent around the world, and refrained.
Our fineness and beauty were extolled in a manner that was perfectly gratifying to the self-esteem of the whole family.
It was not one to give him much reason for self-esteem, and it was very pleasant to receive such charming sympathy.
I saw that he expected to be further questioned concerning his visit, and I saw too, with the keen perception of awakened jealousy, or alarmed self-esteem, or by whatever name I ought to call it, that he rather shrank from that impending scrutiny, and was no less pleased than surprised to find it did not come.
particularly as to his legs, which were stupendously little), but who, in a moral point of view, in personal dignity and self-esteem, had swelled into a giant.
In the eyes of the world I am sure that I have no cause for pride or self-esteem.
The aim of the current study was to investigate the differences in self-esteem of eunuchs on the basis of education, income, age and marital status.
Participants completed the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire, and the UCLA Loneliness Scale.