self-flattery


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self-flattery

n
censorious praising and congratulating oneself on one's worth or attributes more than is merited in order to make oneself feel more important or special
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At sixteen, the mind that has the strongest affinity for fact cannot escape illusion and self-flattery; and Tom, in sketching his future, had no other guide in arranging his facts than the suggestions of his own brave self-reliance.
It was not sworn testimony, but an autobiography with all the self-flattery and exculpation associated with that genre.
Miller then went on to justify Trump's habit of self-flattery by saying that he was "a political genius" who had "tapped into something magical that's happening in the heart of this country." According to (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/7/16860046/cnn-jake-tapper-stephen-miller) Vox , he further added that the president was "a self-made billionaire who revolutionized reality TV and changed the course of our politics".
But this, I am reluctantly beginning to understand, is self-flattery. One important feature of being trapped in the Vortex, it turns out, is the way it looks like everyone else is trapped in the Vortex, enslaved by their anger and delusions, obsessed with point-scoring and insult-hurling instead of with establishing the facts - whereas you're just speaking truth to power.
For too long, the RAM has tolerated his self-flattery. But now Honasan is challenging Almonte to produce even just one witness to validate his egotistical assertions.
Removing batteries from cellphones to prevent being tracked, using email encryption, or creating codenames for demonstrations strikes me as self-flattery. I mean, greens can't get a watered down climate bill through the US Senate; it's not like we pose a threat to the status quo that deserves being spied on.
"President Lee Myung-bak's arrogance and self-flattery are reversing the development of democracy in Korea," the party said.Late Tuesday, about 500 students turned up in front of the ruling party's building and threw raw eggs.A presidential spokesman did not say whether Lee would accept the resignations of Prime Minister Han Seung-soo and 15 cabinet ministers.
Or one could criticize certain inclusions: the conclusion comes close to Baptist self-flattery with terms such as "wonderful history" of Baptists who "continued to hold fervently [sic] that Jesus is Lord" (219).