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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-praise speaking of yourself in superlatives
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-praise Praise of one's self.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-praise The praise of one's self; self-applause: as, self-praise is no commendation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Self-praise the praise of one's self
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  • John Madden
    John Madden
    “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.


In literature:

Who does not like to hear praise of his wisdom, especially when self-inclined to doubt it?
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
There is no boasting, no self-consciousness, and not the faintest word of self-praise ever crosses their lips.
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
Think of that, my young readers, and give praise to such noble self-sacrifice and disinterested philanthropy.
"The Land of Fire" by Mayne Reid
He seeks neither praise nor self-glory.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Self-praise comes aye stinking ben.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
It was a great pleasure to hear her small self praised for courage and self-reliance by one whose daily work was heroic.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
Mr. Shearston, the manager, seems a perfect enthusiast, and too much cannot be said in praise of his self-denial.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Each separate god was magnified in praises as self-sufficient.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Jack might be praised for his self-denial, but the higher appreciation was withheld.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
I won't say anything of myself; self praise does not sound well.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
When Margaret recovered from her faint, she was inclined to think she deserved praise for what she called her self-denial.
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It was most agreeable to bask in self-respect and the praise of friends.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
He could not cease praising them, and only stopped when he added that he thought their self-esteem was a result of Protestantism.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
One old enemy of his overtook me in the street and began to praise his audacity, his self-possession.
"The Trembling of the Veil" by William Butler Yeats
Thy disciples praise utter self-extinction as the highest bliss of Nirvana.
"The Gospel of Buddha" by Paul Carus
She had never before heard anything coming from Orlick but arrogant self-praise; hence she marveled at his meek voice and doleful aspect.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
But folks is various and self praise is open disgrace.
"Gabriel Conroy" by Bert Harte
Self praise is no recommendation.
"Dictionary of English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases" by Thomas Preston
Generosity may be only weakness, philanthropy (beautiful word), self-advertisement, and praise of others sheer egotism.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
The world praised her self-sacrifice.
"The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2" by Edward Tyas Cook

In poetry:

It's weel enuff for fowk to praich
An praise up self denial;
But them 'at's forradest to praich,
Dooant put it oft to trial.
"My Doctrine" by John Hartley
I want a friend of noble mind,
Who loves me more than praise or pelf,
Reproves my faults with spirit kind,
And thinks of me as well as self--
"Friendship" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Such proof as they are sure to find
Who spend with Him their happy days,
Clean hands, and a self-ruling mind
Ever in tune for love and praise.
"St. Andrew's Day" by John Keble
Fit for the loftiest or the lowliest lot,
Self-poised, imperial, yet of simplest ways;
At home alike in castle or in cot,
True to his aim, let others blame or praise.
"James Russell Lowell" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
My friends you see haue thought it not amisse,
To praise my booke, yet you besides all this,
Looke that it should commend it selfe: now fie,
That were an arrogant immodestie.
"Author Ad Lectorem" by John Heath
But thou, base cunning thiefe, that robs our sprits
Of halfe that span of life which yeares doth giue;
And yet no praise vnto thy selfe it merits,
To make a seeming death in those that liue.
"The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie" by Aemilia Lanyer

In news:

Aussie indie-pop singer Jonathan Boulet, whose self-titled debut album received praise from none other than Yeezy, will be dropping his sophomore LP, We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart, June 12 via Modular.
"Self- indulgent, whiny dribble," wrote more than a few critics, while others praised the project as inspirational.
As a society, we praise art as self-expression while deriding art as self- indulgent .
But he praised Williams — a self-described "hairy lefty" — as "one of the greatest archbishops of Canterbury.".
But he praised Williams - a self-described "hairy lefty" - as "one of the greatest archbishops of Canterbury.".
But he praised Williams—a self-described "hairy lefty"—as "one of the greatest archbishops of Canterbury.".
In a commencement speech that eviscerated the self- esteem movement, Massachusetts high school graduates were told the welcome truth that praise must be earned.
About Loathing Self- Praise .
Critics argue that praising in abundance can hinder a child's self-esteem and perpetuate a fear of failing.
Here at Vixen we praise self-confidence and being comfortable in your own skin.