Examples of ego in a Sentence
I have enough ego not to want to give up easily in any contest or competition.
a star athlete with a refreshing lack of ego
Recent Examples of ego from the Web
Thanks for putting up with my ego for an entire year.
Co-host Wanda Smith asked him whether ego may have played into some of his mistakes.
And many of those egos seemed to feel the need to put me in my place.
The season -- which kicked off Feb. 7 -- began with 11 lucky (or perhaps unlucky) guests, each coming equipped with their own celebrity ego.
Worst pitfall of the job: Dealing with egos and the stereotype people have of models.
By and large, scientists don’t do research to confirm their biases or boost their egos.
As a result, Super Bowl advertising is often less about selling products and services, and more about building a brand image or appealing to a corporate leader’s ego.
Earlier this week, Jacmel joined the city of Gonaives in announcing that the former president’s gyrating alter-ego would not be performing in its popular National Carnival.
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Did You Know?
Ego is the Latin word for "I." So if a person seems to begin every sentence with "I", it's sometimes a sign of a big ego. It was the psychologist Sigmund Freud (well, actually his original translator) who put ego into the popular vocabulary, but what he meant by the word is complex, so only other psychologists really use it in the Freudian sense. The rest of us generally use ego simply to mean one's sense of self-worth, whether exaggerated or not. When used in the "exaggerated" sense, ego is almost the same thing as conceit. Meeting a superstar athlete without a trace of this kind of ego would be a most refreshing experience. But having a reasonable sense of your own worth is no sin. Life's little everyday victories are good—in fact, necessary—for a healthy ego.
bighead, complacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, egotism, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-glory, self-importance, self-love, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity;
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