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Sample sentences for the GRE study word egotistical

egotistical can be used as a adj

1.Decidedly man is an ungrateful and egotistical animal. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
2.The best of us are not exempt from egotistical thoughts. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3."There's something ever egotistical in mountain-tops and towers, and all other grand and lofty things look here,--three peaks as proud as Lucifer. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
5.Franz was not sufficiently egotistical to stop Albert in the middle of an adventure that promised to prove so agreeable to his curiosity and so flattering to his vanity. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6."When I hear misfortunes named, madame," he said, "I have within the last few months contracted the bad habit of thinking of my own, and then I cannot help drawing up an egotistical parallel in my mind. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.Byron pretended to know the secret, unwholesome side of Europe, which generally hides itself in the dark but instead of giving us a variety of living men, he never gets away from his own unbalanced and egotistical self. - from English Literature by William J. Long
8.Moreover, what is an obscure corner in such a submersion of joy Cosette and Marius were passing through one of those egotistical and blessed moments when no other faculty is left to a person than that of receiving happiness. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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