Origin of megalomaniac
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In the movie, T.E. Lawrence becomes a megalomaniac, a killer, and finally a mystery even to himself.
Recognizing that Messier was simply a corporate charlatan, Bronfman stepped up and led the charge to remove the megalomaniac.
Leading the megalomaniac set in the NFL is Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones.
Palin is the rare female politician who is as much a megalomaniac as her male peers.
That is the point overlooked by the megalomaniac school of Nietzsche and Shaw.War and the Future|H. G. Wells
Was he a megalomaniac, or was his ego an effect of drugs upon a nerve-wracked constitution?I Walked in Arden|Jack Crawford
Pascal violently rejected the megalomaniac pride of the Stoic philosopher.The Enchiridion|Epictetus
But whisky transformed him from a twitching neurotic into a megalomaniac.Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
Before the war he liked to imitate the English, and posed as a German megalomaniac.
1882 (n.), 1883 (adj.), from megalomania (q.v.).
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history. [Bertrand Russell, "The Conquest of Happiness"]