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n.1.The act of exalting one's self, or the state of being so exalted.
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Will Ladislaw's sense of the ludicrous lit up his features very agreeably: it was the pure enjoyment of comicality, and had no mixture of sneering and self-exaltation.
This allows them to avoid bias in their perceptions due to self-defense, self-exaltation and/or self-protection (Kernis, 2003).
The sort of self-exaltation that flows naturally from the Gnostic solution for absolving God--an ecstatic conviction of personal godly knowledge--has been around for a long time.
Wilson's Upstate (1971) came late in his life and lacked both the youthful self-exaltation and the social drama, the up-from-the-ghetto adventure, of Kazin's book.
Sarah Palin, the vice-presidential candidate for the Republican Party in 2008, made many ill-judged statements in the campaign but one of the most misguided was her self-exaltation and insult of Obama, "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.
His practice of self-exaltation is at its least burdensome impact on the reader during his visit with white preservationists at the Pawnee-centered Council Bluff, Nebraska, site (169-87).
These include not only radical self-abnegation, self-loathing, and self-denigration but also, on the other extreme, self-exaltation, unchecked pride, and radical autonomy.
In self-portraits of artists, we can find examples of self-reflection, self-satisfaction, self-exaltation, self-promotion, self-obsession, self-aggrandizement, self-doubt, and self-assertion.