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as in: bruised her ego Define
one's sense of self-esteem or importance or ability
  • They had sympathized because it appealed to their egos, not because it was important for the race.
  • They had preserved their individually, their independent egos; they possessed self-awareness and the pronoun "I" had a meaning in their language.

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  • She has such an inflated ego, she probably thinks we planned the whole thing for her.
  • Luma understood she was dealing with a group of boys with fragile egos and with little self-esteem to spare.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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as in: bruised her ego Define
one's sense of self-esteem or importance or ability
(Freud's definition) Define
psychoanalysis: the conscious mind
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