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Definition a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur (belief that you are much more important than you are)
  • She described him as an authoritarian megalomaniac.
  • 'He had fits of madness and megalomania upon the dais, as the scribes, their heads bent in terror, pretended not to hear.'
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The only people who could stop it —three fashionably dressed teenaged demigods and a megalomaniac goat.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • And in believing, he couldn't see how outrageously megalomaniacal his words sounded to others.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Are you a complete megalomaniac?
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "Ah, baron, baron," said Albert, "you are not listening—what barbarism in a megalomaniac like you!"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • That sounds megalomaniacal.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She could not see that in trying to curb what she regarded as megalomania she was doing anything wicked.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • We have a megalomaniac problem.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It is not a house of God, but the cell of a megalomaniac.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • But they might well decide he was insane and needed treatment for his megalomania.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • It can result in megalomania, as I call it.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "And if you look in the dictionary under 'delusional megalomaniac,' you'll see your picture."
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • One way you feed his megalomania, the other you baulk it.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • A sensitive, susceptible, exaggerative, earnest man: a megalomaniac, who would be lost without a sense of humor.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • That's not a sign of impending megalomania or anything.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Even a megalomaniacal billionaire, determined to prevent the dehydration of his pride, grows weary of pouring away money with the tap open wide.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • This runaway megalomania marked him as a blood member of the fraternity of generals.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I liked him immensely, his sullenness, his corpselike color, except when he was lodged in a good mood, when he became overbearing and megalomaniacal.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • He might have said something, some offering of impotent outrage, if this had been the work of the Taliban, or al-Qaeda, or some megalomaniacal Mujahideen commander.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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