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haughty


It is a story about a haughty princess who has a great fall.
  arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
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  • It is a story about a haughty princess who has a great fall.
  • She has that haughty, rich and entitled attitude.
  • The recent flurry of hostile words was capped by a haughty rebuttal of U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke’s criticism of Chinese economic policies that favor domestic companies over American and foreign competitors.
    Zachary Karabell  --  Time, 2/8/10, U.S.-China Friction: Why Neither Side Can Afford a Split  --  http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1960606,00.html(retrieved 06/20/10)
  • haughty aristocrats

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  • And he had many popular characteristics,—being a kind warm-hearted man, not ashamed of his low origin nor haughty in his present elevation.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather’s Chair
  • Whose humble means match not his haughty spirit.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Richard III
  • I know a discontented gentleman
    Whose humble means match not his haughty spirit:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Misfortune has broken my once haughty spirit; I yield, I submit; ’tis my fate.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Frou was this haughty store a few towns over that sold single pillowcases for about a thousand dollars.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • I never put my eyes on a man haughty and proud like that — he walk like he own the earth.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea

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  • She said they had inherited haughtiness in the Western part of their blood and this had to be diluted with humility.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • She’s a troublemaker from way back, got fancy ideas an’ haughty ways
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • "It is unbecoming to a soldier, all this book-learning," Pickett said haughtily.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Mr. Sloane didn’t enter into the conversation, but lounged back haughtily in his chair;
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Come ’long like a good feller—don’t be haughty!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • ...and out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side,
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • She immediately assumed her haughtiest expression and said, "You’re a fine one to talk."
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • DE GUICHE (controlling himself, haughtily):  Do you think I will eat your leavings?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Girls responded with pointed whispers, haughty laughter and, as I myself have often done, with evil eyes.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Her long dark hair swept over one shoulder, and her face was gorgeous in that surreal super-model way—thin and haughty and cold, not quite human.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • She tossed her head and assumed a haughty voice: "You must speak to the secretary."
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • And when I thought of the unearned haughtiness in her eyes, I plotted accidental slammings of locker doors on her hand.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • With the haughtiness San Franciscans have for people who live in the warmer climate, she explained that all I needed were lots of shorts, pedal pushers, sandals and blouses because "southern Californians hardly ever wear anything else."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Her clear almond eyes and her inborn haughtiness were all that were left to her from her wedding portrait,
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • But it was a cold mind ... almost cruel, untouched by his soul. It was proud, haughty, impatient with less brilliant minds, grasping in its search for knowledge in the way a conqueror grasps for power. It could not understand pain, it was indifferent to and impatient with suffering.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The haughty nephew ... convinced that Germany was appointed by God to govern the world.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Among the Japanese at Omori, Watanabe was despised for his haughtiness, his boasts about his wealth, and his curtness.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The lady stood by in haughty silence.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • haughty Montague
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • He curled up, eyeing Eragon haughtily.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Harry glimpsed Fleur Delacour from time to time in the corridors; she looked exactly as she always did, haughty and unruffled.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • She turned as I drew near, and looked at me haughtily:
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Deino the Terrible turned her haughty, chocolate-colored eyes on me.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • "Fine," said Hermione haughtily, and she marched off.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • A haughty smile appeared on his lips.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Harry supposed that she was beautiful, with her waist-length hair and floor-length cloak, but she also looked haughty and proud.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Their glass might be shattered, but still the little black-and-white people inside them peered up at him haughtily,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • His attitude toward us became less haughty.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Then she dropped her bag and set off at a haughty mince toward the first tee.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Miss Simpkins made a humph sound and gazed haughtily around the loading bay.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Just at first I fancied it was my Lily’s voice-something like hers, it was-but haughtier if you know what I mean-sort of high up in the air.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • "Sure I’m sure," he says, a little haughtily.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The lips, nearly colorless, are set in an expression of uncharacteristic haughtiness.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • ...it didn’t bother me that they asked, haughtily, if I’d enjoyed lunch with my "friends" in such a way that I could hear the quotation marks.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain;
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • Aglaya raised her head haughtily.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Trying to sound haughty nearly worked.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The footman—an imp in Elizabethan dress—was unmistakably haughty and superior.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • They were also haughty, brutal, and selfish.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • "Her name’s Mum, in case you’ve forgotten," said Max, glaring at the haughty man.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
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