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01. The boss has a huge [ego], so he would never admit that someone else's idea was better than his own.
02. I sometimes think that people who appear to have a big [ego] actually suffer from a lack of self-esteem.
03. Her [ego] has prevented her from benefitting from the advice of her colleagues.
04. Professional athletes need to have a strong [ego] so that they don't get discouraged if things go badly once in a while.
05. He has the biggest [ego] in the office and would never admit he had made a mistake.
06. Constantly criticizing a child is very bad for the [ego].
07. An artist has to have a strong [ego] so that he or she isn't bothered by those who do not appreciate his or her work.
08. I'm happy that Mandy won the award. It'll be good for her [ego] because she always doubts herself.
09. He is such an [egotist] that he thinks all the girls at school are in love with him.
10. His [egotism] is going to get him in trouble because he never takes anyone else's opinions seriously.
11. Colin Powell once said, "Avoid having your [ego] so close to your position that when your position fails your [ego] goes with it."
12. Chess master Bobby Fischer once remarked, "I like the moment when I break a man's [ego]."
13. Molly Wiest once said that war is the biggest [ego] trip of all time.
14. Dean Acheson once suggested that the great corrupter of public man is the [ego]. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
15. William Proxmire once claimed that the limousine is the ultimate [ego] trip, the supreme sign of success. It shouts: "Hey, this guy is really and truly Mr Big."
16. Emile Chevalier once observed that appearances give us more pleasure than reality, especially when they help to satisfy our [egos].
17. Susan Roane once stated that the rewards go to the risk-takers, those who are willing to put their [egos] on the line, and reach out to other people and to a richer, fuller life for themselves.
18. William James once claimed that religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human [egotism].
19. Frank Leahy once suggested that [egotism] is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
20. Lucille Harper once joked that the nice thing about [egotists] is that they don't talk about other people.
21. The Sikh religion teaches us that five thieves who live within this body are lust, anger, greed, attachment and [ego].
22. According to the Sikh religion, when one sheds one's [ego], one is at peace, and one's body and mind are in health.
23. Buddhism teaches that the more we cling to the belief in a self, an [ego], the more pain and alienation we feel.
24. I felt his behavior was very [egotistic] because the only person he thought about was himself.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • EGO — is a Latin word meaning I , cognate with the Greek Εγώ (Ego) meaning I and may refer to: * Ego, super ego, and id, a psycho analytic concept of Sigmund Freud * Ego (spirituality), a sense of doership or sense of individual existence * Ego the… …   Wikipedia

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  • ego — / ɛgo/ s.m. [dal lat. ĕgo io ], invar. (psicanal.) [la propria persona in quanto espressione di autocoscienza] ▶◀ io. ‖ Es, super ego, super io …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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  • ego — 1714, as a term in metaphysics, from L. ego I (cognate with O.E. ic, see I (Cf. I)). Psychoanalytic sense is from 1894; sense of conceit is 1891. Ego trip first recorded 1969. In the book of Egoism it is written, Possession without obligation to… …   Etymology dictionary

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