I prided myself on having a mouth like a sailor, imagined myself unshockable.
New York Fashion Week attracted crowds who prided themselves on their knowledge of the latest and greatest in high fashion.
Nora prided herself in knowing how to do things, where to get them, what was good and in what way it was good.
The soldiers of the time despised the men of letters and prided themselves on not being able to write.
Perrin was nettled, for he prided himself on his colloquial style.
Many of them developed a taste for music, and prided themselves upon their culture.
The part of his dress on which he most prided himself was a pair of sandals, that had been his father's.
I had suffered so much that my power of quick decision, on which I'd so often prided myself vaingloriously, seemed gone.
Michaud and Grivet prided themselves on their correct attitude.
The Germans prided themselves a good deal on the marching of their troops in this swift advance.
late Old English pryto, Kentish prede, Mercian pride "pride, haughtiness, pomp," from prud (see proud). There is debate whether Scandinavian cognates (Old Norse pryði, Old Swedish prydhe , Danish pryd, etc.) are borrowed from Old French (from Germanic) or from Old English. Meaning "that which makes a person or people most proud" is from c.1300. First applied to groups of lions late 15c., but not commonly so used until c.1930. Paired with prejudice from 1610s.
mid-12c. in the reflexive sense "congratulate (oneself), be proud," c.1200 as "be arrogant, act haughtily," from pride (n.). Related: Prided; priding.