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egotistical
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
conceited and self-centered
  • If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure back to their birth-right, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical sky; in the now unhaunted hill; then be sure, exalted to Jove's high seat, the great Sperm Whale shall lord it.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (14% in)
  • "There's something ever egotistical in mountain-tops and towers, and all other grand and lofty things; look here,—three peaks as proud as Lucifer.
    Chapters 97-99 -- The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (51% in)

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