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arrogant
used in The Bluest Eye

3 uses
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Definition
having an excessive sense of superiority
  • We stare at her, wanting her bread, but more than that wanting to poke the arrogance out of her eyes and smash the pride of ownership that curls her chewing mouth.
    2 — Autumn (1% in)
  • To be required to sleep with the same woman forever was a curious and unnatural idea to him; to be expected to dredge up enthusiasms for old acts, and routine ploys; he wondered at the arrogance of the female.
    4 — Spring (72% in)
  • We had defended ourselves since memory against everything and everybody, considered all speech a code to be broken by us, and all gestures subject to careful analysis; we had become headstrong, devious, and arrogant.
    5 — Summer (26% in)

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