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Proudest Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Proud \Proud\, a. [Compar. Prouder; superl. Proudest.] [OE. proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel. pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf. Pride.]
  1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: (a) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous. Nor much expect A foe so proud will first the weaker seek. --Milton. O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty ! --Shak. And shades impervious to the proud world's glare. --Keble. (b) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of one's country. ``Proud to be checked and soothed.'' --Keble. Are we proud men proud of being proud ? --Thackeray.
  2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious. ``Of shadow proud.'' --Chapman. ``Proud titles.'' --Shak. `` The proud temple's height.'' --Dryden. Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud Are mantled with a golden cloud. --Keble.
  3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the females of some animals. --Sir T. Browne. Note: Proud is often used with participles in the formation of compounds which, for the most part, are self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded, proud-swelling. Proud flesh (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.
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  • Proudest Monkey: "Proudest Monkey" is a song by the Dave Matthews Band , featured on the 1996 album Crash . Origins: "Proudest Monkey" has its roots in a live ...

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* If you're a blacksmith, probably the proudest day of your life is when you get your first anvil. How innocent you are, little blacksmith. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

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Proudest Sample Sentences in News

  • Selig: 'Economic reformation' is proudest achievement
    Bud Selig said Tuesday that his proudest achievement as Commissioner of Baseball was reforming baseball's economic structure and thus bringing increased parity to the game. Read more on this news related to 'Proudest'
  • Ohio Ranked Proudest State in the Nation
    It's true. Movoto (the "fun" real estate blog) has ranked Ohio as the proudest state in the nation. To come up with these rankings Movoto analyzed data from Facebook to determine what percentage of the population in each of the 50 states "liked" their home state on the social sharing site. Read more on this news related to 'Proudest'
  • Proudest moment of my career: Stuart Binny
    Stuart Binny's thoughts after his match saving knock of 78 in the 1st Test against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Read more on this news related to 'Proudest'

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