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Definition of Pride

  • A small European lamprey (Petromyzon branchialis); -- called also prid, and sandpiper.
  • The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.
  • A sense of one's own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; -- in a good sense.
  • Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain.
  • That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-gratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc.
  • Show; ostentation; glory.
  • Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory; as, to be in the pride of one's life.
  • To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively.
  • To be proud; to glory.
  • unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  • the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
  • a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
  • satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
  • a group of lions
  • be proud of

How to use pride in a sentence. Pride pronunciation.

Harrik asked, with an effort at unconcern, for David's boldness had in it something chilling to his fierce passion and pride.
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Can Parents, or any other Persons who have the Conduct of Youth, and have any serious Concern for the Souls of their Children, or of those that are committed to their Care, satisfie their Consciences, without Restraining them from going to a place of such Impiety and Infection; where they would be in the way to unlearn the best Instructions of their Parents and Governours; where Pride and Falshood, Malice and Revenge, Injustice and Immodesty, Contempt of Marriage, and false Notions of Honour, are recommended; where Men are taught to call in question the first Principles of their Religion, and are led to a contempt of Sacred things?
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Till at last her Pride and Pleasure had brought him to Pain and Poverty.
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Man achieves a handful of good, and forthwith his heart swells with a camel-load of pride.
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How it tickled my vanity, in spite of all my meditations and scruples, when they came from Raithu and offered me the office of elder; I felt more triumphant the first time I won with the quadriga, but I was scarcely more puffed up with pride then, than I was yesterday.
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Her navy was practically destroyed, her armies soundly beaten, her offensive power temporarily reduced to zero, her treasury exhausted, her pride laid in the dust.
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When we Americans swell with pride over our industrial prosperity, we might profitably reflect for a moment on the comparative value of America's and Russia's contributions to literature and music.
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Russian children think and dream in foreign words, but it is seldom that a Russian shows any pride in his linguistic accomplishments, or that he takes it otherwise than as a matter of course.
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The typical American has some strong qualities that seem in the typical Russian conspicuously absent; but his very practical energy, his pride and self-satisfaction, stand in the way of his receptive power.
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This is why the pride of so many parents in the development of their children is mingled with such mute but piercing terror.
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No pride, no scorn, no envy.
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The boy's pride, vanity, and curious mixture of timidity and conceit do not form a very attractive picture, and were not intended to.
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His Satanic pride made frank friendship with him almost an impossibility.
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The real greatness of man consists not in fame or pride of place, but in simplicity and purity of heart.
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He is not in the least ashamed of her conduct, and tells her she has no reason for loss of pride; indeed, he does not think of blaming the officer.
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Riches are often seen to be a canker-worm at the root of a good man's comfort, a snare in his life, an iron pillar at the back of his pride.
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The only child of a young married couple, living in this city, their pride, their hope and joy, and the darling of the whole family, was seized with severe sickness, grew rapidly worse.
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For my part, I have always believed that Madame Gazani's attachment to the Emperor was sincere, and her pride must have suffered when she was dismissed; but she had no difficulty in consoling herself in the midst of the homage and adoration which naturally surrounded such a pretty woman.
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For it was he that created rank and caste down there, and also reverence for rank and caste, and pride and pleasure in them.
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The captain had an honorable pride in his profession and an abiding love for it.
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Examples of Pride

Example #1
The word of the Effendina is to do right by Egypt, to give thyself to justice and to peace.
Example #2
David held up Kaid's ring, which had lain in his hand.
Example #3
Can sincere and judicious Christians think that the Players exposing (as they pretend to do) Formality, Humour, and Pedantry, is an Equivalent for their insulting sacred things, and their promoting to so high a degree the Prophaneness and Debauchery of the Nation? XIV.
Example #4
Can Ladies really dislike Lewd Discourse in Conversation, and yet like to see Lewdness represented in all the Dresses that can vitiate the Imagination, and fasten upon the Memory?
Example #5
Neglecting of his Business, and Maintaining of his Miss, had made him run in Debt, and he began to be so haunted by Bailiffs and Sergeants, that he was forc'd to fly into the _Low-Countries_ to secure himself; Chusing rather to trust to his Heels than his Hands.
Example #6
His Wench was glad she was so rid of him; for being become Poor, and not able to supply her with Money, she was grown quite a weary of him; but not of her way of Living; For as soon as he was gone, she repairs again to the Old Bawd; and acquainted her how matters stood with her.