That is one of the few things upon which I feel justified in priding myself, that I do know my own mind.
We cannot commend ourselves, and therefore we set about priding ourselves.
Therefore, priding himself somewhat on his charity, he entered Mr. Tappitt's office without the display of any anger on his face.
Mrs. Elton had planned this pic-nic, priding herself justly on her catering for these occasions.
It is more after the French sort, the Danes priding themselves greatly upon their soups and sauces.
priding himself on a little superior strength, he became a drunkard and a gambler, and learned to wrestle at fairs.
He carves at table, priding himself on his dispatch and nicety, and keeps an eye on the needs of every one at the long board.
Think of a man's priding himself on this kind of wealth, as if it greatly enriched him.
He was a man who acted as if priding himself on his brusqueness of language.
She persuaded her husband to leave the matter in her hands, priding herself upon her powers of negociation.
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.