• He talked proud and high learnt about 'em
    He talked proud and high learnt about 'em
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv proudly with pride; in a proud manner "he walked proudly into town"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Proud Ring-Finger The Proud Ring-Finger
A man teaching others proudly about an art piece has his true nature discovered when a couple of men discover art history books in the pockets of his coat A man teaching others proudly about an art piece has his true nature discovered when a couple of men discover art...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite his great scientific and artistic achievement, Leonardo Da Vinci was most proud of his ability to bend iron with his bare hands.
    • adv Proudly In a proud manner; with lofty airs or mien; haughtily; arrogantly; boastfully. "Proudly he marches on, and void of fear."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Historians report that the Roman Emperor Gaius (Caligula) (AD 37-41) was so proud of his horse that he gave him a place as a senate consul before he died.
    • proudly In a proud manner; with inordinate self-esteem; haughtily; ostentatiously; with lofty mien or airs; with vigor or mettle.
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight.”
  • Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
    “None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.”
  • Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    “Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.”


Proud as a peacock - Someone who is as proud as a peacock is excessively proud.


In literature:

I dropped the point of my sword to the floor and straightened myself to as proud a pose as hers.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
She could see that he was a very proud boy, in spite of his evident poverty.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
He `thought highly' of her, and was indeed proud to have her for a relative.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The boy turned to his companion, looking flushed and proud as the door was closed after the retiring party.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
Paulo was honestly proud of the presence of Ericson in his house.
"The Dictator" by Justin McCarthy
And are ye no proud o' your husband's family?
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
This was soon found not to be severe, and the lad was laid at the foot of the king's bed, glad and proud to hear the king's words of praise.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
He knew things and was proud of it.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
He would rule this proud heart or he would crush it beneath his heel.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
How would her proud and naturally joyous spirit bear the bitter pains of it?
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet

In poetry:

Or the proud wound
The victor wears
Or the last end
Of all wars.
"Has Your Soul Sipped?" by Wilfred Owen
On! on!
His arms rattle loudly,
His wings rustle proudly,
And flames fill his eyes.
"From Gotz Von Berlichingen" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But such was not always the case,
For yonder where wanes the ago,
Loud Travel with bright, hopeful face,
Rolled over thee proudly but slow.
"The Deserted Road" by Albery Allson Whitman
There will proud trees
Grow as they grow by streams.
There will proud thoughts
Walk as in warrior dreams.
There will proud deeds
Bloom as when battle gleams!
"The Black Hawk War Of The Artists" by Vachel Lindsay
"Proud you are, then, proud of your beauty,
But beauty's a flower will soon decay;
The fairest flowers they bloom in the summer,
They bloom one summer, and they fade away."
"Spinning Songs" by Padraic Colum
I was first in - ah, well! What's the good?
It hurts to recall those days
When I drew from men, as a proud horse should,
Nothing but words of praise:
Oh, the waving hats, and the cheering crowd!
How could a horse help being proud?
"The Cab Horses' Story" by C J Dennis

In news:

In an area where basketball is very popular, these spring athletes are proud to get recognized too.
At 91, Muth's Candy Store Is A Proud Downtown Landmark.
If this doesn't make you proud of DC fans, I don't know what will.
Let me start by saying, I'm a proud curly girl.
Damon's 1st Chinook & Proud of it.
After discovering this I grew quite giddy, like a proud father who reads his child's report card.
Frank was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country from 1942-45.
Pittsburgh is rightfully proud of UPMC's reputation as one of the best health care systems in the country.
Through the years I have worked from that original recipe and, while not a New Englander, I can say I am proud of this version.
I am a Yankee fan and proud of it.
Gavin Creel Is Proud of His Junk.
Driving west on Broadway Tuesday, I was amazed to notice that the "We Support Our Troops" sign, which has been proudly displayed on the old bank building, has been removed.
Residents and elected officials should be proud.
UTPA' s Child Development Center is proud of it's professional staff.
My husband has always been proud of his family history.

In science:

I’m proud to have been a small part of that group.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
Those of us who have heard him tell stories about his children know how proud and supportive Maurice has always been of them.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
A “golden rule” was presented: ‘location is everything, colour is difficult’ - which is overlooked by almost everyone, resulting in plots which communicate much to their proud creators, and little to everyone else.
Unproceedings of the Fourth .Astronomy Conference (.Astronomy 4), Heidelberg, Germany, July 9-11 2012
The MAGIC web page proudly, if somewhat optimistically, gives a countdown to first light in 2001.
Status of VHE Astronomy c.2000
Like Mazur, most Harvard faculty members are proud of their undergraduate science courses.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort