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.
Though the Russian revolutionaries had prided themselves on their materialism, the Russian people retained a strong though unacknowledged tendency towards mysticism.
An appreciable number of them had prided themselves, even a shade ostentatiously, upon their domesticity.
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.
He who had prided himself on his skill in ferreting out other people’s secrets, was completely baffled by this youthful abnormal.