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Egotism

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Égotism. n.s. [from ego, Latin.] The fault committed in writing by the frequent repetition of the word ego, or I; too frequent mention of a man's self, in writing or conversation.

The most violent egotism which I have met with, in the course of my reading, is that of cardinal Wolsey's; ego & rex meus, I and my king. Spectator, № 562.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Spectator (140)

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