Aringarosa glanced at the two cardinals, who seemed to be measuring him with self-righteous anticipation.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
Suspicious, self-righteous, spiteful, he was like a wife that must be got rid of.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
Shrouded in a veil of self-righteous intellectualism.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
Her words had the effect she wanted: He puffed up with self-righteous pride.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
Ullman spread his hands and looked at Jack self-righteously.
Stephen King -- The Shining
He was, and is yet most likely, the wearisomest self-righteous Pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses to his neighbours.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
I have followers who were murderers and many who were self-righteous.
William P. Young -- The Shack
You know, Jacob, you’re awfully self-righteous — considering that you’re a werewolf and all.
Stephenie Meyer -- Eclipse
She looked strange for a little girl, half sad and half self-righteous.
Stephen King -- Carrie
(Sincerely, but also self-righteously) Now that’s your money.
Lorraine Hansberry -- A Raisin in the Sun
Their manner and attitudes were the last expression of complacent self-righteousness.
Mark Twain -- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Then, feeling very self-righteous, he went upstairs.
D.H. Lawrence -- Sons and Lovers
It was the old school, the Norman baronial attitude, which provided the adventures at this period—for few people can hate so bitterly and so self-righteously as the members of a ruling caste which is being dispossessed.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
GEORGE: (Laughing through his anger) Why, you smug, self-righteous little ….
Edward Albee -- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
With the O.C. Bible, C.E.T. presented the Liturgical Manual and the Commentaries — in many respects a more remarkable work, not only because of its brevity (less than half the size of the O.C. Bible), but also because of its candor and blend of self-pity and self-righteousness.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
It is often impossible to find out either party’s real wishes; with luck, they end by doing something that neither wants, while each feels a glow of self-righteousness and harbours a secret claim to preferential treatment for the unselfishness shown and a secret grudge against the other for the ease with which the sacrifice has been accepted.
C.S. Lewis -- The Screwtape Letters
In the car, she started in on him, accusing him of self-righteousness.
Tracy Kidder -- Mountains Beyond Mountains
I’d tried to point out that this could be taken in other ways than sampling products, but she’d only waved me off, so self-righteous in her quest to spread the KaBoom message to cola drinkers everywhere.
Sarah Dessen -- This Lullaby
Such self-righteousness leads to a misunderstanding, not only of oneself but of the nature of both man and the cosmos.
Joseph Campbell -- The Hero With a Thousand Faces
When he spoke about Robbie, which wasn’t often, it was with a touch of self-righteous vindication.
Ian McEwan -- Atonement
I’ve heard your self-righteous BS for the last time.
Chris Crutcher -- Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
She would make the perfect vicar’s wife, with that deadly combination of self-righteousness mixed with an unforgiving streak.
Libba Bray -- A Great and Terrible Beauty
But the bigger, self-righteous part of me refused to acknowledge my burning curiosity.
James Patterson -- Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
These were Shiite Moslems, still glorying in the success of the revolution, clad in the self-righteous robes of fanaticism.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
Approaching the age of twenty-one, I was the most preachy, self-righteous, lip-worshiping, goody-goody person I have ever known.
Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
Head erect, her mouth pursed in mock self-righteousness.
Don DeLillo -- Underworld
The two brothers find Bowles whiny and self-righteous.
Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard -- Killing Kennedy