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self-consequence

[self-kon-si-kwuh ns, self-]
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noun
  1. self-important character or quality; self-importance.

Origin of self-consequence

First recorded in 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for self-consequence

Historical Examples

  • She did not know that selfishness had thrown out the branch of self-consequence.

    Countess Kate

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Time has not affected his intellect, or impaired his self-consequence.

  • Who had been at pains to give Harriet notions of self-consequence but herself?

    Emma

    Jane Austen

  • "There's nobody else at Verner's Pride should scold me," responded Rachel, with a charming little air of self-consequence.

    Verner's Pride

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • Some there were, indeed, who suggested a too haughty idea of self-consequence and dignity.


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