Examples of arrogance in a Sentence
He was like a movie star at his high school reunion, muting his arrogance and trying to be a regular guy for old times' sake. He seemed to genuinely appreciate the honor. —Carlo Rotella, New York Times Sports Magazine, June 2008
This kind of official arrogance is not new, of course, although it is perhaps more common in dictatorships than in democracies. —Ian Buruma, New York Times Book Review, 17 Sept. 2006
Arrogance is, at once, what an athlete most needs and what fans least want to see. —Dan Le Batard, ESPN, 15 Mar. 2004
A British expat who could have stepped out of a Graham Greene plot, Twyman makes an improbable Jamaican hero. His self-assurance borders on arrogance, particularly when something is not done precisely the way he would do it himself. —Barry Estabrook, Gourmet, July 2003
Her arrogance has earned her a lot of enemies.
We were shocked by the arrogance of his comments.
Recent Examples of arrogance from the Web
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Hart told the truth, too: The United States is crumbling under the weight of its own reckless arrogance and its commitment to punitive policies molded by white supremacy.
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ARROGANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arrogance for English Language Learners
: an insulting way of thinking or behaving that comes from believing that you are better, smarter, or more important than other people
ARROGANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of arrogance for Students
: a person's sense of his or her own importance that shows itself in a proud and insulting way
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