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  • Even a megalomaniacal billionaire, determined to prevent the dehydration of his pride, grows weary of pouring away money with the tap open wide.†   (source)
  • We have a megalomaniac problem.†   (source)
  • This runaway megalomania marked him as a blood member of the fraternity of generals.†   (source)
  • I liked him immensely, his sullenness, his corpselike color, except when he was lodged in a good mood, when he became overbearing and megalomaniacal.†   (source)
  • A megalomaniac.†   (source)
  • 'He had fits of madness and megalomania upon the dais, as the scribes, their heads bent in terror, pretended not to hear.'†   (source)
  • Are you a complete megalomaniac?†   (source)
  • It can result in megalomania, as I call it.†   (source)
  • What he said was megalomaniacal, but suppose it was true?†   (source)
  • That's not a sign of impending megalomania or anything.†   (source)
  • Why does every one jump straight to megalomania when this project gets mentioned?†   (source)
  • There was always a grandeur and a nobility in my megalomania.†   (source)
  • But a touch of megalomania, all the same.†   (source)
  • What comes through even more strongly is megalomania, delusions of grandeur, of complete loss of ability to understand the effect of what he was saying on others.†   (source)
  • Leaving aside the reasons why they are what they are-which can range from a justifiable cause to the psychopathic megalomania of a Jackal-you keep the charades going because they're playing out their own.†   (source)
  • His seductive voice, which seemed to lick each of his hideous threats to savor the texture and astringency of it, was filled with the quiet confidence and smug superiority of a megalomaniac who carries the badge of a secret authority, receives a comfortable salary with numerous fringe benefits, and knows that in his old age he will be able to rely upon the cushion of a generous civil-service pension.†   (source)
  • "You give good megalomania," I said.†   (source)
  • Was I doing all this for Poteete and Pearce and Bentley, or was I doing this because of a runaway megalomania I could not control?†   (source)
  • Or, our business is to contend against the very megalomania we tend to induce, if you follow my reasoning.†   (source)
  • I recognize the megalomania in myself, and I recognize that I must make perfectly sure that my motives are as pure as possible.†   (source)
  • A touch of megalomania.†   (source)
  • And yet sometimes … You see, a megalomaniac, as psychologists tell us, is a man who has done a good deal of repressing--pretending to himself that he does not actually feel what he actually feels, if you see what I mean.†   (source)
  • One way you feed his megalomania, the other you baulk it.†   (source)
  • It is not a house of God, but the cell of a megalomaniac.†   (source)
  • …the race, now represented by the Irish Republican Army rather than by the Scots Nationalists, who had always murdered landlords and blamed them for being murdered—the race which could make a national hero of a man like Lynchahaun, because he bit off a woman's nose and she a Gall—the race which had been expelled by the volcano of history into the far quarters of the globe, where, with a venomous sense of grievance and inferiority, they even nowadays proclaim their ancient megalomania.†   (source)
  • She could not see that in trying to curb what she regarded as megalomania she was doing anything wicked.†   (source)
  • A sensitive, susceptible, exaggerative, earnest man: a megalomaniac, who would be lost without a sense of humor.†   (source)
  • "Ah, baron, baron," said Albert, "you are not listening—what barbarism in a megalomaniac like you!"†   (source)
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