Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EGOS

Now that the two egos have interchanged, I will shift the bodies.

She was an orchestra of cells; the multiplicity of her egos astonished, yet did not distress her.

The banishment of egos, ostracism, makes the people autocrat.

But I am not an ego along with other egos, but the sole ego: I am unique.

Here society is conceived of as merely a collection of egos.

The two Egos must lie not side by side, but in and over one another.

Our personalities thought they wanted so many things, but our egos knew we wanted only to grow, and so gave us the chance.

Given the liberation and development of intelligence, and the discordant strife of egos will yield undreamed-of harmonies.

Having less self-respect, less proper regard for their egos, they care less than the cats do for the casing of the ego,--the body.

Take Browett— most men are afraid of him—not physical fear, but their inner selves, their egos, go down before him.

WORD ORIGIN

1714, as a term in metaphysics, from Latin ego "I" (cognate with Old English ic, see I). Psychoanalytic sense is from 1894; sense of "conceit" is 1891. Ego trip first recorded 1969.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.