pride (countable and uncountable, plural prides)

The quality or state of being proud; an unreasonable overestimation of one’s own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt of others.
(often with of or in) A sense of one’s own worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; — in a good sense.
He took pride in his work.
He had pride of ownership in his department.
(Can we date this quote by Macaulay?)
A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.
(Can we date this quote by William Blake?)
The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
Proud or disdainful behavior or treatment; insolence or arrogance of demeanor; haughty bearing and conduct; insolent exultation; disdain; hubris.
(Can we date this quote by G. K. Chesterton?), Introduction to Aesop’s Fables
Pride goeth before the fall.
That of which one is proud; that which excites boasting or self-congratulation; the occasion or ground of self-esteem, or of arrogant and presumptuous confidence, as beauty, ornament, noble character, children, etc.
(Can we date this quote by Spenser?)
lofty trees yclad with summer’s pride
(Can we date this quote by Bible?), Zech. ix. 6
I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
(Can we date this quote by Goldsmith?)
a bold peasantry, their country’s pride
Show; ostentation; glory.
(Can we date this quote by Shakespeare?)
Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war.
Highest pitch; elevation reached; loftiness; prime; glory,
to be in the pride of one’s life.
(Can we date this quote by Shakespeare?)
a falcon, towering in her pride of place
Consciousness of power; fullness of animal spirits; mettle; wantonness.
Lust; sexual desire; especially, excitement of sexual appetite in a female beast.
(zoology, collective) A company of lions or other large felines.
A pride of lions often consists of a dominant male, his harem and their offspring, but young adult males ‘leave home’ to roam about as bachelors pride until able to seize/establish a family pride of their own.
(zoology) The small European lamprey species Petromyzon branchialis.
Alternative letter-case form of Pride (“festival for LGBT people”).
For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:pride.
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Today’s Scripture of the day is Proverbs 16:18:

“Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.”

‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭16:18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

I ask the Lord to forgive me for my pride. Looking at the definition, I realize how easy it is to fall into pride! Pride will take over, and you do not even have the faintest idea that the way you answered that text message is pride! Or because you won’t communicate with others, that is pride! I am saddened at my ignorance to the truth about my pride and I am grateful that my eyes have been opened!

Ask yourself if you can see where pride needs to be cut out of your heart.

Father God, in Jesus’ name, I ask you to work pride out of us and free us from this ugly mentality. Lord, many, including me, are blinded to our ways and their impacts. Help us to turn from this and be more holy as You are holy and be honest enough to face our fears about what ever we are suffering and stop hiding because of our pride. Help us, dear Lord, to be humble and not boast in what we can do and be puffed up. Help us to esteem others better than ourselves and ask forgiveness to those our pride has effected. Please forgive me. In Jesus’ name, amen!

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