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Definition of Egotist

  EGOTIST   noun
A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.
  Megaceph, chosen to serve the State
  In the halls of legislative debate,
  One day with all his credentials came
  To the capitol's door and announced his name.
  The doorkeeper looked, with a comical twist
  Of the face, at the eminent egotist,
  And said:  'Go away, for we settle here
  All manner of questions, knotty and queer,
  And we cannot have, when the speaker demands
  To be told how every member stands,
  A man who to all things under the sky
  Assents by eternally voting 'I'.'

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


Last updated: 9/3/2011 12:48:30