(1) The answer is clear - his overweening ambition.(2) There, culture is seen as synonymous with the country's national identity, with its almost arrogant self-belief, and with an overweening pride in its own achievements.(3) A legal system needs multiple lines of defense against miscarriages of justice, and historically the jury has had few rivals as a way of protecting defendants from overweening official power.(4) It was an age of excess, of overweening ambition, of greed, and phoniness, and sucking up, and the glorification of strange, obnoxious, preening, uninteresting people.(5) Later, desiring heaven, he achieves it, only to be thrown down from there because of his overweening pride in his merit.(6) The overweening arrogance of the Supreme Court.(7) Although he was an academic, he did not appear to have the arrogance and overweening sense of self-importance that some of his kind possess.(8) It is the overweening ambition of the theory to explain or explain away rational thought, including philosophy.(9) The redemption of Judas, the challenges of pusillanimous leadership and the sin of overweening arrogance are handled deftly in this timeless tale.(10) To those I would add presumptuous, imperious, overweening and authoritarian.(11) But if she wasn't a go-getting 11-year old, she is making up for it at 29 with an overweening ambition to grow her company.(12) For the medieval period, especially the Renaissance, is replete with examples of overweening pride in the human place in the cosmos.(13) He stated in a haunted, whispered voice and Ikeda nearly apologized for bringing it up, but his overweening pride would not allow it.(14) We organised races, and spurred by overweening confidence, tested the crafts' stability by standing on the seats and swaying until tipped into the cold water.(15) Elizabeth indignantly rejects him, on the grounds of his overweening pride, the part he has played in separating Jane from Bingley, and his alleged treatment of Wickham.(16) They do not look for, do not see, and do not achieve insight into their fatal flaws - arrogance, overweening pride, hypocrisy, ineptitude, and, increasingly, irrelevance.
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