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  • Nor is it unjust to infer that the sense of opposition provoked some of the Cynics to an overweening display of superiority.
  • Mysticism, on the other hand, is marked on its speculative side by even an overweening confidence in human reason.
  • The prestige which the First Consul had gained by the Concordat was now lost by the overweening emperor.
  • His chief fault is his overweening haughtiness, due to an over-exalted opinion of his position, which leads him to insult Chryses and Achilles, thereby bringing great disaster upon the Greeks.
  • Honeycombed as it was by immunities - of seigneurs, of Italian quarters, of the clergy - the kingdom was most seriously impaired by these overweening immunists, who, half-lay and half-clerical, took advantage of their ambiguous position to escape from the duties of either character.

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