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It may have been Milburgh's overweening faith in his own genius.
And have you, young lady, any of that overweening prejudice in favour of your own island?
THE TWO ADMIRALSJ. FENIMORE COOPER
His overweening conduct gradually made his position at Berlin untenable.
I have been,' said James Dutton to me at the last interview I had with him, 'all my life an overweening self-confident fool.
The Hanseatic League had long been offended at their overweening pride; and it now left them and removed its factory to Antwerp.
My ambition has been overweening for Champney's material success—I have urged him on, when I should have restrained.
FLAMSTED QUARRIESMARY E. WALLER
Croustillac had that overweening belief in himself which one finds only among the Gascons.
The whole mood of the music was triumph, overweening boastfulness, and irresistible arrogance.
He was a vain man, and possessed an overweening amount of self-confidence, especially where women were concerned.
IN FRIENDSHIP'S GUISEWM. MURRAY GRAYDON
But the overweening ambition of these Gulf ports, threatening as they did the supremacy of New York, led to intense rivalry.

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