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It may have been Milburgh's overweening faith in his own genius.
THE DAFFODIL MYSTERYEDGAR WALLACE
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.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
I have been,' said James Dutton to me at the last interview I had with him, 'all my life an overweening self-confident fool.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 440VARIOUS
The Hanseatic League had long been offended at their overweening pride; and it now left them and removed its factory to Antwerp.
THE REVOLT OF THE NETHERLANDS, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
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.
A ROMANCE OF THE WEST INDIESEUGNE SUE
The whole mood of the music was triumph, overweening boastfulness, and irresistible arrogance.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
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.
RAILROADS: RATES AND REGULATIONSWILLIAM Z. RIPLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERWEENING

  • brash
  • careless
  • cocksure
  • cocky
  • foolhardy
  • heading for a fall
  • heedless
  • hubristic
  • impudent
  • overweening
  • presuming
  • presumptuous
  • pushy
  • rash
  • reckless
  • self-assertive
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