"It be nothing, it be nothing," the young man responded carelessly and pridefully.
He wore boots to his knees now, and pridefully carried a "shoot-in'-iron" in one of the long legs—to his great discomfort.
"See, he knows his name all right," observed the owner, pridefully.
Pug was hugely pleased with his trophy, displayed it pridefully and told briefly the tale of his duel with the late owner.
After luncheon, the Colonel conducted his visitors to the stables where he pridefully exhibited a hundred or more blooded horses.
"If we don't win in the races, we'll be worth looking at," Helen once said pridefully.
"Russian sables," said the Kid, pridefully, enjoying the sight of Molly's round cheek against the clinging fur.
He wore boots to his knees now, and pridefully carried a "shootin'-iron" in one of the long legs—to his great discomfort.
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.