• WordNet 3.6
    • n arrogator a person who through conceit makes pretentious claims to rights or advantages that he or she is not entitled to or to qualities that he or she does not possess
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  • George Santayana
    “To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight to the blood.”
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    “Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them.”
  • Bible
    “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. [I Corinthians]”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “The exercise of power in this century has meant for all of us in the United States not arrogance, but agony.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless.”


In literature:

And he had not that power over her which, though arrogated by a lover, is denied to an adopted son.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She resolved to humble the crested arrogance around her, as much from her own desire, as from the wish to obey and avenge her father.
"Godolphin, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
His air was elate, and was redeemed only from arrogance by the intellect of his brow.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
But some will say, Whence has this fellow got the arrogance which he displays and these supercilious looks?
"A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion" by Epictetus
Will any one be so hardy as to maintain that an otherwise worthy man cannot be vain and arrogant?
"Impressions of Theophrastus Such" by George Eliot
I confess, indeed, that to compare myself unto him for aught I have yet said, were both impudency and arrogancy.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
The arrogance of Mucianus and Domitian (chapter 2).
"Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211)" by Cassius Dio
There is another class not less dangerous, not less tyrannical or less arrogant, though somewhat more plausible.
"Woman: Man's Equal" by Thomas Webster
Never before had he seen that gleam of aggressiveness, arrogance, belligerency in the eye of the boy!
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Accustomed to standing alone, she had something of the spiritual arrogance that goes with independence.
"The Blood Red Dawn" by Charles Caldwell Dobie

In poetry:

Hast found the world a Babel wide,
Where man to Mammon stoops?
Where flourish Arrogance and Pride,
While modest Merit droops?
"The Whip-Poor-Will." by George Pope Morris
Too arrogant! For who shall stay
The first blind motions of the May?
Who shall out-blot the morning glow?—
Or stem the full heart's overflow?
Who? There will rise, till Time decay,
More Poets yet!
"More Poets Yet!" by Henry Austin Dobson
That spreads through other lives like a tree
And sways them on in a sort of sense
And say why it never worked for me.
Something to do with violence
A long way back, and wrong rewards,
And arrogant eternity.
"Love Again" by Philip Larkin
All her lovers have passed, her beautiful lovers have passed,
The young and eager men that fought for her arrogant hand,
And the only voice which endures to mourn for her at the last
Is the voice of the lonely land.
"Mariana In The North" by Victoria Sackville-West
Oh mystic mad, a rigadoon of glee,
That dust should rise, and leap alive, and flee
Afoot, awing, and shake the deeps with cries—
Oh, far away—yo hay! What moony masque, what arrogant disguise
That life should be!
"The Wonder Of It" by Harriet Monroe
Suppose I take an arrogant bomber, stroke
By stroke, up to the frazzled sun to hear
Sun-ghostlings whisper: Yes, the capital yoke-
Remove it and there's not a ghost to fear
This crucial day, whose decapitate joke
Languidly winds into the inner ear.
"More Sonnets At Christmas I" by Allen Tate

In news:

Capricorns (December 22--January 19) are hard-working, goal-oriented and natural-born leaders who, with a dash of stubborn arrogance, have perfected the recipe for hard-earned success.
His arrogance cost him more than $600,000 — and it doesn't look like he gives a stitch.
Pardon me if this seems arrogant, but sometimes I like to think I'm quite a detective when it comes to solving interesting old mysteries.
Fenty's an arrogant ' bonehead ' in this wise woman's book.
Once, written and directed by John Carney, is a deceptively simple movie — a narrative strung together by pop songs, but without the sheen (or arrogance) of most cinematic musicals.
Once, written and directed by John Carney, is a deceptively simple movie—a narrative strung together by pop songs, but without the sheen (or arrogance) of most cinematic musicals.
The arrogance of the White House knows no boundaries.
The documentary ' Con Artist ' is a brush with greatness — or is that arrogance.
This complete and total douchebag tries to start something with security by running his obnoxious and arrogant mouth.
After 20 months of futility against the same arrogant bunch, too many games filled with Rickey Henderson running wild and Jose Canseco pounding pitchers, the Yankees finally vanquished the mighty Oakland Athletics last night.
Was it arrogance, fear of failure or an ingrained culture that resulted in Liquigas team member Manuel Beltran's arrest and expulsion from the Tour de France after he tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO.
Even the ham-handed replacement refs and Roger Goodell's arrogance can't break the NFL's stranglehold on its fans.
His letter is un-Christian and arrogant.
That is reason enough to call for his resignation if Weiner himself is too blinkered, arrogant, or shameless to step down on his own.
Yes, I know the title makes me sound arrogant.

In science:

Dembski’s arrogant remark that I and other critics of his work lack qualification to judge his paper does not sound convincing given his own insufficient familiarity with the literature in the field where he is supposed to offer important new results. Here starts my review of Bennett’s paper.
Defining Complexity: A Commentary to a paper by Charles H. Bennett
Being deeply concerned by the evident and arrogant injustice of this politics, I want to express, as a mathematician, my opposition to this choice, together with my solidariety to all those who are fighting every day to make the science survive, even in these hard times, for the present and future generations.
The R-matrix for (twisted) affine quantum algebras