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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Definitions for hubris

  1. Overbearing pride or presumption.

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Citations for hubris
During his long tenure in the financial world, Friedman has watched dozens of his competitors' businesses killed by hubris born of success rather than by unsound business decisions or adverse market conditions. Lisa Endlich, Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success
This is the actor's hubris, to imagine the world possessed of a single, avid eye fixed solely and always on him. John Banville, Eclipse
Origin of hubris
Hubris comes from Greek hybris, "excessive pride, wanton violence."
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