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Pride

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PRIDE, n.

1. Inordinate self-esteem an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, accomplishments, rank or elevation in office, which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.

Martial pride looks down on industry.

Pride goeth before destruction. Proverbs 16

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.

All pride is abject and mean.

Those that walk in pride he is able to abase. Daniel 4

2. Insolence rude treatment of others insolent exultation.

That hardly we escap'd the pride of France.

3. Generous elation of heart a noble self-esteem springing from a consciousness of worth.

The honest pride of conscious virtue.

4. Elevation loftiness.

A falcon tow'ring in her pride of place.

5. Decoration ornament beauty displayed.

Whose lofty trees, clad with summer's pride.

Be his this sword

Whose ivory sheath, inwrought with curious pride,

Adds graceful terror to the wearer's side.

6. Splendid show ostentation.

Is this array, the war of either side

Through Athens pass'd with military pride.

7. That of which men are proud that which excites boasting.

I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. Zechariah 9; Zephaniah 3

8. Excitement of the sexual appetite in a female beast.
9. Proud persons. Psalms 36

PRIDE, With the reciprocal pronoun, to pride one's self, to indulge pride to take pride to value one's self to gratify self-esteem. They pride themselves in their wealth, dress or equipage. He prides himself in his achievements.


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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Pride'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/p/pride.html.

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