Origin of egoist
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Another will pose as a social benefactor, while at home he is an egoist and a tyrant.
The sentiments of the egoist are summed up in the maxim, "After me the deluge!"
Yes, your husband is no better now than an egoist, a collector of happy days.The Great Hunger
To be the altruist, one must first be the egoist (say the philosophers), to give, one must first have.The Tyranny of the Dark
“You would have been an Egoist, only Meredith made you ashamed to be one,” she answered.In the Mist of the Mountains
- a person who is preoccupied with his own interests; a selfish person
- a conceited person; egotist
- ethics a person who lives by the values of egoism
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Word Origin and History for egoist
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