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chauvinism


surprised by the male chauvinism in their household
  unreasonable belief in the superiority of one’s gender, country, or kind
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  • surprised by the male chauvinism in their household
  • dog-whistle appeals to Confederate chauvinism
  • Mom considered Barbies weapons of chauvinism,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • "I didn’t want to be accused of being a chauvinist, but if you don’t tell me what you want, I’m just going to have to guess."
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility

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  • And for years after that, a chauvinist of the more amiable sort.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • This is an outrageous example of unconscious racial chauvinism!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Two or three people clapped their hands at the mention of chauvinism and mysticism.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He is such a chauvinist"he has girlfriends stay over at Miragnac every summer, sometimes a new one every two weeks!"but he expects Mom to stay pure as the driven snow.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • I was prepared to use whatever means to speed up the erasure of human prejudice and the end of chauvinistic and violent nationalism.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Chacko told Rahel and Estha that Ammu had no Locusts Stand I. "Thanks to our wonderful male chauvinist society," Ammu said.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things

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  • And just when the sensitive subway guard’s problems are getting the best of him, destroying his faith in Mankind and the Little People, his nine-year-old niece comes home from school and gives him some nice, pat chauvinistic philosophy handed down to us through posterity and P.S. 564 all the way from Andrew Jackson’s backwoods wife.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • …"best people" from the gentlemen’s clubs, and all the frantic fascist captains, united in common hatred of Socialism and bestial horror of the rising tide of the mass revolutionary movement, have turned to acts of provocation, to foul incendiarism, to medieval legends of poisoned wells, to legalize their own destruction of proletarian organizations, and rouse the agitated petty-bourgeoisie to chauvinistic fervor on behalf of the fight against the revolutionary way out of the crisis.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • She resented the chauvinism of Indians who could only admire things foreign.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • She’d been assaulted by chauvinist ghosts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He’s just an arrogant, self-centered, chauvinistic— "Telephone!" says Mum.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • Amina Wadud, an Islamic scholar in the United States, has written a systematic reinterpretation of chauvinist provisions in the Koran.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "…. said I gave her a raw deal, I was the villain because I overexpected, I was a narrow-minded, arrogant chauvinist—her exact words—Christ, I ask you, is it chauvinistic to expect six hours of work out of somebody, when you’re paying for eight—"
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • Chauvinist pig, she’d say.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • …the nonplussed visitor should not have known, beforehand, that we had our luncheon an hour earlier on Saturday, it was still more irresistibly funny that my father himself (fully as she sympathised, from the bottom of her heart, with the rigid chauvinism which prompted him) should never have dreamed that the barbarian could fail to be aware of so simple a matter, and so had replied, with no further enlightenment of the other’s surprise at seeing us already in the dining-room: "You see,…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • She said it was entirely possible, for instance, that Estha could grow up to be a Male Chauvinist Pig.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • "Into a Male Chauvinist Pig," Rahel said.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • "…. said I gave her a raw deal, I was the villain because I overexpected, I was a narrow-minded, arrogant chauvinist—her exact words—Christ, I ask you, is it chauvinistic to expect six hours of work out of somebody, when you’re paying for eight—"
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • Yet somehow from this infertile, chauvinistic soil has emerged a country in which women now play an important economic, political, and social role—in a way that hugely benefits Rwanda as a whole.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • For my part I wish the excellent and gifted young man every success; I trust that his youthful idealism and impulse towards the ideas of the people may never degenerate, as often happens, on the moral side into gloomy mysticism, and on the political into blind chauvinism—two elements which are even a greater menace to Russia than the premature decay, due to misunderstanding and gratuitous adoption of European ideas, from which his elder brother is suffering.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
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