Phrases with the verb "to pride"

Examples of verb "to pride" in the Pluperfect Tense

Pride (Pluperfect)

An appreciable number of them had prided themselves, even a shade ostentatiously, upon their domesticity.

Though the Russian revolutionaries had prided themselves on their materialism, the Russian people retained a strong though unacknowledged tendency towards mysticism.

He thought, perhaps, a little too much of popularity, and had prided himself a little perhaps, on managing “his boys”—as he called the tenants—with peculiar skill.

But they had prided themselves on the logical, if rather literal, fashion in which they had fulfilled certain vows about white elephants or flying pigs.

He who had prided himself on his skill in ferreting out other people’s secrets, was completely baffled by this youthful abnormal.

The right honourable gentleman had prided himself on his generosity as a Greek. He would remind the right honourable gentleman that presents from Greeks had ever been considered dangerous.

Examples of verb "to pride" in the Present Tense

Pride (Present)

A sensible man does not pride himself on acting according to the rules in force at the Châtelet and at the gaol.

Examples of verb "to pride" in the Imperfect Tense

Pride (Imperfect)

But, when he came to think things over, he did not pride himself on the self-control he had displayed.

It must be understood that Cicero did not pride himself on being a lawyer.

Other verbs and sentences related to "pride"

Verbs similar to pride

congratulate

There was a grudging pride in Mrs. Ogden’s heart in spite of herself, and even the colonel revived from his deep depression to congratulate his elder daughter.

plume

I believe there are not many sea-captains who would plume themselves on either result as a success.

glory

They have a national antipathy to the Arabs, their elder brothers, and would glory in having scrimmages with them.

esteem

But they are destitute of imagination, and do not lie; in their passion for realities they would esteem it a sacrilege to distort history.

honor

Prince Houssain would not honor the feast with his presence.

parade

Of course I did not parade this courtesy before public view: I merely handed the thread round the angle of the desk, and attached it, ready noosed, to the barred back of the Professor’s chair.

shine

The light was shining on my face, and he began to call out, “I know him.

boast

SHE would do nothing of that sort, but would boast of her superior flair, and would so enjoy the comedy as to forget she had resisted him even a moment.

credit

He did not credit Tifto with much nobility.

envy

If I had seen you in a comfortable house, married to a woman worthy of you — I couldn’t have been sincere in my congratulations: I should have envied you so fiercely.

reverence

Oh! many that the world load with their opprobrium are capable of acts — nay, have committed acts — which in others the world would reverence and adore.

pleasure

Not even from charity will pleasure come, if charity be taken up simply to appease remorse.