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used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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having an excessive sense of superiority
  • Safe in my protecting arrogance, I was certain that no one loved her [San Francisco] as impartially as I.
    p. 212.3
arrogance = excessive sense of superiority
  • His experience raised the question of worth and values, of aggressive inferiority and aggressive arrogance.
    p. 198.8
  • I understood the arrogance of the young sailors who marched the streets in marauding gangs, approaching every girl as if she were at best a prostitute and at worst an Axis agent bent on making the U.S.A. lose the war.
    p. 211.5
  • Some of the tales were funny, a few were pathetic, but all were amusing or gratifying to me, for the Black man, the con man who could act the most stupid, won out every time over the powerful, arrogant white.
    p. 221.4
  • He laughed, and when I added she didn't like me because I was so tall and arrogant and wasn't clean enough for her, he laughed harder and said something like "Well, that's life."
    p. 229.9

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