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Definition excessive pride, arrogance, or confidence
  • It is another example of hubris preceding a fall.
hubris = excessive pride and confidence
  • Her hubris led to the collapse of the company.
  • hubris = excessive confidence
  • When one political party dominates, there is increased danger of hubris from its leadership.
  • hubris = excessive pride and confidence
  • Many argue that we paid the price for entering Iraq with hubris.
  • hubris = excessive confidence or arrogance
  •   "What was the fight over?"
      "Let me see if I can remember the list." He ticked his fingers. "Vengeance. Lust. Hubris. Greed. Power. What have I forgotten? Ah yes, vanity, and pique."
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • hubris = excessive pride, arrogance, or confidence
  • 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 = excessive confidence
  • My fatal flaw. That's what the Sirens showed me. My fatal flaw is hubris.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • hubris = excessive pride, arrogance, or confidence
  • 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 = excessive confidence
  • (Jack London got it right in "To Build a Fire." McCandless is, finally, just a pale 20th-century burlesque of London's protagonist, who freezes because he ignores advice and commits big-time hubris)...... His ignorance, which could have been cured by a USGS quadrant and a Boy Scout manual, is what killed him.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • hubris = excessive confidence
  • The O.C. Bible was denounced as a work produced by "the hubris of reason."
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Hubris probably had something to do with it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • 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
  • I've kept tabs on him through Folly and Hubris.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Hubris of the specially deadly, Christian kind.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • How could he have been guilty of such hubris?
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • 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
  • That Valentine should have such hubris
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Why not call them Folly and Hubris and have done with it?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • And yet man, being of the flesh, was susceptible to the sins of hubris, hatred, impatience, and greed.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Hubris, like the oldest stories.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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