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
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.
Poiret was a big man with an ego and ambition to match.
Pack said Houdini, who reportedly had a huge ego and was very insecure about his height, performed the trick around the world.
Financed in 1914 by a countess who admired Müller’s teachings, it was intended as a retreat for visitors to transcend their egos by walking in nature and dancing vigorously to classical music.
This whole event really was just an amalgamation of ego, and one wrong decision after another on both sides.
Throughout the book, Epstein, a practicing Buddhist, attempts to answer this by invoking Buddhism’s eight-fold path, which provides techniques to keep the ego at bay.
President Trump, who has bragged about his many millions, is now demanding that taxpayers pay for a wall that essentially is to stroke his ego.
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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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