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But there self-admiration ceased to be all-sufficient for her.

In giddiness of self-admiration, she felt everything to be possible.

Mrs. Chapman waited with an air of self-admiration for a reply.

Steve looked as proud as any peacock that strutted along a wall in self-admiration.

His egoism likewise found a more perfect surfeit in his own self-admiration than in that of others.

Surely, for this may well give way all our paltry self-consciousness, our self-admiration and self-worships!

His self-admiration makes him consider his adversaries, and even his rivals, as miscreants deserving of death.

An omnipotent legislator cannot depreciate himself; like a king he is condemned to self-admiration in his public capacity.

It is a kind of self-admiration society, which serves the mission of a lecture bureau.

And with a complacent shrug of the shoulders, and a slight smile of self-admiration, Bruce leant back in his armchair.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "wonder," from Middle French admiration (14c.) or directly from Latin admirationem (nominative admiratio) "a wondering at, admiration," noun of state from past participle stem of admirari "admire," from ad- "at" (see ad-) + mirari "to wonder," from mirus "wonderful" (see miracle). The sense has weakened steadily since 16c.

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