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megalomania
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

7 uses
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Definition
a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur (belief that you are much more important than you are)
  • It can result in megalomania, as I call it.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (92% in)
  • But a touch of megalomania, all the same.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (92% in)
  • 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.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (92% in)
  • Isn't it just possible that the racist's view of the Negro as a person may be nothing other than a megalomaniac projection—that is to say, a feeling of righteousness in one's superiority to a person onto whom one has projected all one has had to repress to become what one has become.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (92% in)
  • Or, our business is to contend against the very megalomania we tend to induce, if you follow my reasoning.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (93% in)
  • I recognize the megalomania in myself, and I recognize that I must make perfectly sure that my motives are as pure as possible.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (93% in)
  • A touch of megalomania.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (77% in)

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