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[self-prahyd, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈpraɪd, ˈsɛlf-/
pride in one's abilities, status, possessions, etc.; self-esteem.
Origin of self-pride
1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But immediately a new, manly feeling of self-pride took possession of him.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • He could not help it—the last spark of his self-pride was fighting for its life.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • He had been so sure of himself (but self-pride had ever been his besetting sin).

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • I have learnt that a measure of self-pride, of complacency, is essential to every human being.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • His self-pride rebelled against so arbitrary a closing of the door of confidence against him.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
  • Bessie thinks that for a minister he's full of sin and self-pride.

    Green Valley Katharine Reynolds
  • Once I was eager and confident, filled with enthusiasm and self-pride.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
  • His reserve—born of self-pride, consciousness of force—limited ambitions, and self-reliance, they call a diplomatic gift.

  • self-pride urged that his experience in the wars was his real recommendation for what must prove a perilous and delicate work.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • self-pride suffered in the revelation, but she told herself boldly that she was not to blame.

    An Unknown Lover Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

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