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But for all his self-absorption, the Japanese Beethoven ought to have learned from his German counterpart in another manner.

It seems like your piece is a sort of a satire of the self-absorption and self-obsession of humans.

Almost 20 years before the HBO series of the same name, Ken Finkleman caricatured the self-absorption of TV news anchors.

Her many style tics—stacked one atop the other—read as code for narcissism, self-indulgence, and brittle self-absorption.

He is accused by his father and others of failure and self-absorption, of not being as clever as he thinks he is.

She could drop into one of her moods of self-absorption, or speak as if she were thinking aloud.

Even were it easy to picture their existence, their self-absorption would prevent their being interesting.

"No," Adriance aroused himself from self-absorption to forbid the upheaval.

He was studying her as he stood before her, seeing suddenly after his momentary self-absorption, her pallor and thinness.

The self-absorption of the men, the calm glances of the women humbled our simple souls.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-absorption, such as: arrogance, egotism, narcissism, self-confidence, selfishness, and assurance.

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