hubris

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hubris overbearing pride or presumption
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Usage

In literature:

But they meant death to the hubris of the Hellenes.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
Each Year arrives, waxes great, commits the sin of Hubris, and then is slain.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Every year He waxes too strong and commits "Hubris," and such sin has its proper punishment.
"Euripedes and His Age" by Gilbert Murray
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In news:

News Corp.'s board, Lehman's hubris , Awards and Slideshows.
Hubris meets high tech.
Hubris is part of the human condition.
Hubris meets high technology.
The twin traps of hubris and high-tech.
A culture of hubris .
Turkey Haunted by Hubris .
The hubris of Billy Graham’s recent advertisement urging folks to vote for the candidate upholding biblical principles boggles my mind.
There's no monopoly on hubris .
Mitt's hubris shows through in town hall debate.
Hubris is not a strategy, either.
The hubris of Romney and Obama.
Greed, hubris compete in satirical 'Enron'.
Rep Todd Akin's hubris .
and "Butley" by Hubris Productions at Greenhouse Theater Center.
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In science:

Sinha and Swearingen conducted studies with users, as part of the HUBRIS (HUman Benchmarking of Recommender Systems) project at UC Berkeley, directed toward comparing recommendations given by friends to those by six commercial and widely available recommender systems [100].
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Perhaps it is hubris to expect that all baryons will choose to radiate (or absorb) in those parts of the spectrum we can see, or which our instruments can record.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
Methods like WKB can work even in cases where the usual perturbation about the vacuum state do not; it is an act of incredible hubris to assume that nature can only possibly be governed by dynamics which fit with the first approximation scheme we happen to try on it.
Stability Theory and the Foundations of Physics: A Challenge to Real Analysis and Numerical Calculation
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