But Kalugin was an egotist and gifted with nerves of steel; in a word, he was what is called brave.
On our knees the egotist must die, and the altruist be born.
The egotist seemed not to object to having all the talk to himself.
He was a successful man, and, like all successful men, he was an egotist.
Did the pale stars and the restless waves teach no lesson that such an egotist might learn, and be the better for the learning?
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.
Man, egotist though he be, exacts sympathy from all the universe.
If only the Chief knew how he had plunged along in his own way, an egotist, an iconoclast!
That Risler, with all his good-nature, was an egotist pure and simple, a parvenu.
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.