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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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Proudest'

  • 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

  • Soldier seriously injured by the Taliban says being shot was 'proudest day of my life'
    It was no doubt the defining moment of his life and one that could have haunted and diminished him forever. But seven years on, former soldier Davey Graham still looks every day at the pictures of him grimacing in pain as his comrades give him life-saving medical treatment, remembering the "proudest day" of his life. Read more on this news related to 'Proudest'
  • Jimmy Hart talks about 'Sexy Boy,' his proudest accomplishment
    Before embarking on a career as a pro wrestling manager in Memphis, WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart had a top-five hit as a member of The Gentrys. It's still one of the most played songs around. Read more on this news related to 'Proudest'
  • 29 August 2014
    Gaoth Dobhair will be the proudest GAA club in the country on Sunday afternoon as they have no fewer than nine players representing Donegal at Croke Park. Read more on this news related to 'Proudest'

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