noun, plural e·gos.
- the enduring and conscious element that knows experience.
- Scholasticism. the complete person comprising both body and soul.
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Example sentences from the Web for ego
I think that’s what I … I have very little tolerance for people whose egos are inflated and who have lost their sense of curiosity about other people.The BBC’s Katty Kay Shuts Down Men Who ‘Tell Me to Shut Up’|Eugene Robinson|January 23, 2021|Ozy
A remote expanse of badlands and prairie that humbles the ego instantly.Seeing Big Vistas at Theodore Roosevelt National Park|Emily Pennington|January 21, 2021|Outside Online
That is, stable in his penchant to destroy everything and everyone that doesn’t feed his ego.Joe Scarborough: ‘We made the same mistake that people made during Hitler’s rise’|Erik Wemple|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
In service of his own ego, he is undermining the constitution and democracy, and may well hand a defeat to Senate Republicans in the process.
The first rule is not to destroy your career, your life, just because of the ego.Everest Summits May Become Easier Due to Climate Change|Kyla Mandel|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
“You know, I never had a monstrous ego,” Mailer confides to a friend in l987.
All I had in those days was a monstrous lack of ego which therefore required huge injections of actorly ego and misled people.
He even allegedly had a nickname for his violent, aggressive alter ego: Rick.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn|Marlow Stern|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other words, Taylor Kitsch at his best plays against ego.Alright ‘True Detective,’ You Got Me: Taylor Kitsch Is a Woman’s Man|Teo Bugbee|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Given his alter ego, it may not come as a surprise that Goyeneche is into antiquities, especially of the pre-Colombian variety.
Increpaui ego, vt potui, per interpret paganicos hos mores in iam Christianis.
Ego r improbaui, veritus scilicet, ne vel Galli, vel eti Gtiles hoc interpretartur in fidei nostr iniuri.
From an active state of resistance the ego traversed a descending curve ending in absolute passivity.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The final test of one's ability to project the personal ego over all else in the material world.
Wilson Lamb's ego died a horrible death seventeen seconds before he did.
British Dictionary definitions for ego
noun plural egos
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Cultural definitions for ego
The “I” or self of any person (ego is Latin for “I”). In psychological terms, the ego is the part of the psyche that experiences the outside world and reacts to it, coming between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social environment, represented by the superego.