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
It is associated with the destruction of ego and union with God.
Amid the stacks of others’ errors, uncapping my red pen gave me a jolt of ego, as if my worth could only be seen in contrast.
No, and then had too much of an ego not to give their five minutes to the person who did.
Incredibles 2 goes even deeper, delving into the fragility of the male ego in a world where women are asserting themselves more every day.
Expect none of that drama with Gore, who has one-tenth of Ajayi's ego despite building 10 times the resume.
In my eyes, a period was the opposite of masculine, and so my ego and internalized expectations of male dominance were enough to convince me to bottle it up and speak about it with no one.
While Jupiter urges us to chase our goals and seek happiness, the sun, ruler of our ego, imbues us with enough confidence to actually do as Jupiter suggests.
There are those with ties to the HGA, also speaking on the condition of anonymity, who think Crane is working against the organization's efforts to secure a sponsorship in order to take control of the tournament for personal gain or reasons of 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.
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EGO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ego for English Language Learners
: the opinion that you have about yourself
psychology : a part of the mind that senses and adapts to the real world
medical Definition of ego
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