What does the word egotism mean?

Usage examples for egotism

  1. Continuing still further the same argument, he adds: " Common sense would have the tendency even to make us promise to be good, so as to satisfy our own egotism. – Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It by Yoritomo-Tashi
  2. It provides us with a moral picture of monstrous egotism set in a frame of jewels. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  3. But his egotism was quite strong enough to rival the public spirit of the others, and raise his interest to the general pitch. – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough