In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) soberbio(person) altanero(pride/ambition/desire) desmesurado
- 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.
- 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.
- Later, desiring heaven, he achieves it, only to be thrown down from there because of his overweening pride in his merit.
- 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.
- The actor conveys at the same instant the character's overweening pride, as well as an element of self-knowledge, which borders on self-disgust.
- People soon became disillusioned with the more hard-edged forms of modernism, and aghast at the overweening urge to control demonstrated by totalitarian regimes from the thirties to the fifties.
- To those I would add presumptuous, imperious, overweening and authoritarian.
- 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.
- 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.
- He stated in a haunted, whispered voice and Ikeda nearly apologized for bringing it up, but his overweening pride would not allow it.
- It is the overweening ambition of the theory to explain or explain away rational thought, including philosophy.
- His best qualification for the job was his overweening ambition, nothing else.
- The overweening arrogance of the Supreme Court.
- 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.
- The redemption of Judas, the challenges of pusillanimous leadership and the sin of overweening arrogance are handled deftly in this timeless tale.
- For the medieval period, especially the Renaissance, is replete with examples of overweening pride in the human place in the cosmos.
- The answer is clear - his overweening ambition.
- 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.
- The notion itself has an overweening hubris to it.
- 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.
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