amour propre

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Noun1.Amour propre - feelings of excessive prideamour propre - feelings of excessive pride    
pride, pridefulness - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
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I, for instance, have a great deal of amour propre. I am as suspicious and prone to take offence as a humpback or a dwarf.
With no top-quality established older speedster in the line-up, Havana Grey has sound prospects of becoming the first of his age group to score since in Amour Propre in 2009.
And it's remarkabl the eight-year-old has not raced on home soil since finishing second to Amour Propre in the Flying Five at the Curragh in August 2011.
En deuxieme mi-temps, les Algeriens touches dans leur amour propre, reprennent l'avantage (14-11) apres cinq minutes de jeu.
Fassis et Tetouanis, s'ils partent avec un leger avantage puisqu'ils evoluent chez eux, ne seront, en contre partie, pas dans une mission facile a negocier face aux Militaires touches dans leur amour propre et aux Rifains piques dans leur vif, au depart et qui ne veulent pas que le compteur reste coince a 0 points au terme de cette seconde journee.
TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS LEICESTER: 2.20 Intimidate, 2.50 Sojoum, 3.20 Amour Propre, 3.50 Centred (nap), 4.20 Cosmic Halo, 4.50 Head Of Steam, 5.20 Mighty Clarets.
Henry Candy will run both Amour Propre and Dinkum Diamond while Epsom Dash winner Stone Of Folca is also there.
Amour Propre, meanwhile, looks a great deal sharper than his six rivals in the Multiplex Achilles Stakes at Haydock, while plenty will be expected of Ashpan Sam in the Watch Royal Ascot Live On ATR Handicap at Brighton.
There is every chance this halfbrother to Amour Propre will be sharper for that run and his effort when winning at Lingfield in April remains one of the more visually impressive efforts on the sand from that time of year.
It is not just a case of wounded amour propre (self-esteem), as analysts say that the Pakistan Army is using this controversy to its advantage.
King's Stand Stakes (Tues): 5/2 Nicconi, 10/3 Kingsgate Native, 7 Equiano, 8 Total Gallery, 10 Gold Trail, 11 Borderlescott, 12 Markab, 14 Amour Propre, 20 Mister Manannan, Spin Cycle, 25 Blue Jack, 66 Bould Mover.
In the Palace House Stakes, over the minimum five furlongs, Robin Bastiman's Nunthorpe winner Borderlescott should have the measure of last year's winner Amour Propre.