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  • another example of hubris preceding a fall
  • Her hubris led to the collapse of the company.
  • When one political party dominates, there is increased danger of hubris from its leadership.
  • Many argue that we paid the price for entering Iraq with hubris.

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  • My fatal flaw. That’s what the Sirens showed me. My fatal flaw is hubris.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • It seemed the height of hubris to imagine she had trapped holy fire in a weapon, the way that fire had been trapped in the blade of Glorious….
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • There’s probably a hundred grand’s worth of guitars in this room, but none of them sound as good as my old Les Paul Junior—the guitar I’d had for ages, the one I’d recorded our first albums on, the one that, in a fit of stupidity or hubris or whatever, I’d allowed to be auctioned off for charity.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Too much now I’m at the vortex of bad happenings, and I am almost sure I ought to festoon the facade of my house and the bumpers of my car and then garland myshoulders with immense black flags of warning, to let every soul know they must steer clear of this man, not to wave greetings or small-talk with him or do anything to provoke the hand of his agreeable, gentle-faced hubris.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Hubris, like the oldest stories.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Hubris: a vocabulary word that had featured prominently on my pretests though it hadn’t shown up on the tests proper.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • An act of hubris … "You signed my mind?"
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I paid a young and hubristic warlock to summon it for me.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • "I keep thinking that hubris is eventually going to bring Aphrodite down," Damien said.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • It is through hubris that disaster comes.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The O.C. Bible was denounced as a work produced by "the hubris of reason."
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And yet man, being of the flesh, was susceptible to the sins of hubris, hatred, impatience, and greed.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • How could he have been guilty of such hubris?
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • I watched crimson clouds move between the lesser spires half a kilometer below and I thought about hubris.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Deo was behaving like one of those arrogant ancient Greek heroes who, victorious in a battle, succumbs to hubris, claims he’s mastered fate, doesn’t fear Ata’s retaliation, and for his stupid boast gets visited by Nemesis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • "Our analysis is that that is hubristic," the Chairman said, snorting.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A form of pride, not unlike the classical hubris, the setting up of oneself on a level with the Creator.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • You spoke of ’hubris,’ used that very word.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Its adherents know no hubris.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • To work for him, for his patients, to be his skilled assistant, was sufficient ambition, and it was an ambition without hubris, and God willing, it was something she could reasonably do.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In a great blur of snow and silvery glass the building’s roof—that marvel of late nineteenth-century hubris, enclosing the greatest volume of unobstructed space in history—collapsed to the floor below.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • That Valentine should have such hubris—" She broke off, shrugging.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Eighteen years after the event, I now recognize that I suffered from hubris, perhaps, and an appalling innocence, certainly; but I wasn’t suicidal.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Hubris probably had something to do with it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Hubris of the specially deadly, Christian kind.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Why not call them Folly and Hubris and have done with it?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • For example, do you remember Folly and Hubris, those birds I created in the Sidh?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I’ve kept tabs on him through Folly and Hubris.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • All the evils of the world, held captive in the kettle, and freed by a moment’s hubris."
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • "Hubris," Stevie Rae explained, "having godlike arrogance."
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I found myself thinking about tower fires and power failures as well as hubris.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Prometheus’s deed was one of hubris as well, and his torments on the Scythian cliffs are for us a sacred martyrdom.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • But what about the other kind of hubris, when a man perishes in wanton experiments with the powers of unreason, with forces hostile to the human race?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It was about the unthinking hubris of a race which dared to murder its homeworld through sheer carelessness and then carried that dangerous arrogance to the stars, only to meet the wrath of a god which humanity had helped to sire.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Ashamed that his hubris, if that was what it was, had caused all this.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • They were Folly and Hubris, David’s creations.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Against such forces, fear and humility are better shields than hubris.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • My hubris was to think I understood America from such movies.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • If my father had possessed the words, he would have said the whole enterprise was bad hubris.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • But the hubris of reason set against the dark powers is the highest form of humanity, and as such it evokes the rage of the envious gods; per esempio, when such a luxury ark founders and plummets to the depths, that is a downfall with honor.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Hubris means deadly pride, Percy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • But the real hubris I could see now was America’s and it was hubris of scale.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I bring up McCandless’s hubris and the dumb mistakes he made, the two or three readily avoidable blunders that ended up costing him his life.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Hubris isn’t your fatal flaw.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • But the real hubris I could see now was America’s and it was hubris of scale.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Hubris is worse.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
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