Definition of pride in English:
- She said: ‘Everyone has a real sense of achievement and pride and I'm so proud of my small team for their hard work and commitment.’
- Yet, for all her many achievements, it's being part of Southampton's project to establish special schools from which she derives the most professional pride.
- There are others, plenty of them, but with direct ties to every team left in the race for the Super Bowl, you can see why Lenti has to be close to bursting with pride.
- The Kalinka dance segment, accompanied by the popular Russian folk song and performed with flair and razor sharp precision, epitomised pride, dignity and honour.
- But, have you ever had anyone try to make a mockery of you, try to take away your dignity, your pride, your own self-worth?
- When he finally did reach the doorway he stood in it, glancing back at the room of his child, overcome with emotions of pride, fear, hope, happiness and also, loneliness.
- He's a talkative guy and obviously enamored with his own film, but in my opinion, that pride is justified.
- The ancient Greeks had a word for it - hubris which means excessive pride, arrogance.
- I had committed the cardinal sin of pride and this was my punishment.
- The man known as the Clones Colossus is a source of deep pride in this community.
- The pride of Carlow Town will come under review in 2002, when their commitment to flower power is put to the test as part of the annual Floral Pride Competition.
- The pride of the park's collection are the Sumatran tigers, and their enclosure has been planned to give the animals space and privacy, while offering visitors an exciting view.
- Our immediate predecessors saw them in their untamed state, in the vigor of their power, and the pride of their independence.
- But in one who often contemplates the certainty of old age, the pride of youth will either vanish entirely or will be weakened.
- She was now three and twenty, in the pride of womanhood, fulfilling the precious duties of wife and mother, possessed of all her heart had ever coveted.
- First in were wildebeest, zebras and giraffes, and then, after ten years, predators were introduced - two prides of lions, cheetahs and a pack of wild dogs.
- Along the mighty Rufiji River there are eleven prides of lions.
- A national park the size of the Netherlands, renowned for its numerous prides of black-maned lions and huge herds of plains game.
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- True, she did not care much for her peers, but she always prided herself on her observation skills, and to have completely missed the fact that he was in one of her classes for two weeks already was a tad insulting.
- The friendliness and atmosphere in their pub is something they have always prided themselves on.
- I've always prided myself on not having chest infections - something of a concern to people who use wheelchairs, or at least those who have serious upper body limitations, like I have.
Late Old English prȳde 'excessive self-esteem', variant of prȳtu, prȳte, from prūd (see proud).
In Old English pryde was ‘excessive self-esteem’, and from medieval times pride was regarded as the first of the Seven Deadly Sins. Also medieval is its use to mean ‘a social group of lions’, although it died out only to be revived in the 19th century. As lions are the kings of beasts, the term was presumably felt to be appropriate for them. Pride goes (or comes) before a fall is a reworded version of a sentence from the biblical Book of Proverbs: ‘Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.’ Pride of place is associated with falconry, referring to the high position from which a falcon swoops down on its prey. It is first recorded in Shakespeare's play Macbeth, in a passage suggesting how the natural order of things has been reversed following the killing of Duncan: ‘A falcon, tow'ring in her pride of place, / Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at and kill'd.’ Your pride and joy is the thing you are most proud of; the expression is recorded only from the beginning of the 20th century, but since the Middle Ages something a person is very proud of has been their ‘pride’. Pride and joy may have been suggested from the poem Rokeby ( 1813) by Sir Walter Scott: ‘See yon pale stripling! when a boy, / A mother's pride, a father's joy!’
one's pride and joy
- A person or thing of which one is very proud and which is a source of great pleasure: the car was his pride and joyMore example sentences
- For many owners their leisure vehicle is their pride and joy, and we can't wait to see the amazing ways that they have developed them.
- The Old Forge is their pride and joy and to witness the detail around their house, it is easy to understand why they are so comfortable at this beautiful spot.
- Ma, the only one in the family who managed to enter university, was their pride and joy.
pride goes (or comes) before a fall
- proverb If you’re too conceited or self-important, something will happen to make you look foolish.Example sentences
- He said: ‘They say pride goes before a fall and it's very true.’
- Whether pride goes before a fall, only the turbulent, testing year ahead will tell.
- They say that pride comes before a fall and sure enough, after trumpeting my success at virus-hunting yesterday, the first words that greeted me at work this morning were, ‘That virus is back ’.
pride of place
- The most prominent or important position among a group of things: the certificate has pride of place on my wallMore example sentences
- Craig Knowles prefers home to school and his action man on the motorbike has pride of place among his toys.
- The framed certificate will take pride of place on the wall next to another golfing accolade.
- Among weapons, the sword occupies pride of place as the symbol of knighthood, justice, and power.
- Example sentences
- He said he would far prefer to see us be a ‘sympathetic friend of humanity rather than its stern and prideful schoolmaster.’
- We're a prideful lot, us anglers, and my own trout fishing this year has been a perfect example of the folly of ignoring the invaluable advice of experienced local rods.
- Truly great people are those who are grateful rather than prideful.
- Example sentences
- I fired them all for not obeying me,’ Jamie said, his head tilted pridefully.
- I turned back and she bowed gracefully, pridefully.
- The lead illustration for his article is a page layout of five postcards of female Spanish singers, each wearing a mantilla and pridefully posing for the camera.
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