egotist

[ ee-guh-tist, eg-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF egotist

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Hence oblivion, often unjust, is the punishment which the egotist suffers.

And he is an egotist in every thing—in gallantry, in conversation, in principle, and in heart.

I become communist or egotist, as is most convenient to the speaker and most damaging to myself.

He has been described as an "egotist," but I challenge the description.

On our knees the egotist must die, and the altruist be born.

It had come of loving above her, yet below her, and of loving an egotist.

I knew an egotist who met a female acquaintance in Newhaven village.

I had the pleasure of seeing that egotist hung, with these eyes.

He was a successful man, and, like all successful men, he was an egotist.

Man, egotist though he be, exacts sympathy from all the universe.

WORD ORIGIN

1714, first used by Joseph Addison; see ego + -ist. Addison credits the term to "Port-Royalists" who used it in reference to obtrusive use of first person singular pronoun in writing, hence "talking too much about oneself." Meaning "self-conceit, selfishness" is 1800. The -t- is abnornmal, perhaps by influence of dogmatism. Related: Egotistic; egotistical.

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