Self-conviction

Self`-con`vic´tion


n.1.The act of convicting one's self, or the state of being self-convicted.
References in classic literature ?
I do not think," said Doctor Manette with the firmness of self-conviction, "that anything but the one train of association would renew it.
"The growing compliance with the summer work ban reflects the self-conviction of employers and their understanding of the law with some voluntarily extending the ban period," he said in an official statement yesterday.
Humaidan added that the growing rate of compliance with the edict, which prohibits labourers to work from noon to 4pm, over the past years reflects the self-conviction of employers of the goals of the ban, which has been proved in the initiative of some of them to voluntarily extend it.
Sir Alex, even then, was neither shy, likely to mope for long nor short of self-conviction.
According to Frankel, in spite of ongoing struggles with sadness, suffering, and insecurity, Wilde ultimately persevered "with bemusement, irony, and self-conviction, unbowed and impervious to the harsh judgments of smaller natures" (303).
He should take decisions based on self-conviction, rather than the dictates of a master from Iyamho.
Self-conviction for early substance users or drug-related crime is taken into account as a flow from D to C and is often governed by the self-efficacy of the individual.
As Karla Starr of the Los Angeles Times points out, "Taleb's unrelenting certainty in his own ideas is also his greatest weakness and with such self-conviction comes boulder-sized blind spots." Also, if black swan theory scares (um, confuses) you, we advise you to stay away.
More than just his nebbish straight man, McGregor has some of the best lines, slicing through Clooney's utter self-conviction with a handful of well-chosen words.