and irony are the two modalities that set the tone for the meaningful echoing 'ha ha ha' of Dasein.
Derrida, in his interpretation, shifts the valence from the shame in the Kafka story, the shame involved in being ridiculous, and places it on the potential boastfulness
and arrogance at stake in assuming that one is in fact chosen.
Hayward (2007) notes that striving, achieving leaders and managers often show four faults that can lead to leadership failure: (a) excessive pride and boastfulness
, (b) failure to listen to people who are warning you that you are wrong, (c) failing to get feedback about the outcome of your programs, and (d) not planning for problems in advance.
In many ways believed to be representative of the new republic's paradoxical essence, it was--as bears repeating--an era of territorial expansion, rapid population growth, technological advances, burgeoning cities, market revolution, mass communication, rampant individualism, entrepreneurial spirit, laissez-faire, phrenology, optimism, boastfulness
, economic boom-and-bust, a civil war, struggle for women's suffrage, temperance, emergence of both a popular culture and a national (imperialist, as we have been self-flagellatingly advised to call it today) literature.
I feel that I can say this without being accused of undue boastfulness
, for it is a simple fact.
Her observation that the Arabian tongue "is ill-fitted for the expression of gentle thoughts" is contradicted by Abdoul's eloquence when, recounting the glories of his clan, he displays "the boastfulness
peculiar to his race" (160, 163).
Without exaggerated boastfulness
, the Portuguese managed to bring the Intergovernmental Conference to conclusion and to get the Treaty of Lisbon signed.
There is no boastfulness
about what he says in respect of that success: "I felt it was the most normal thing in the whole world", the comment of a man who would succeed in two Masters (1980 & 1983) and three Open Championships (1979, 1984 & 1988).
An arrogant boastfulness
whose grasp will fall far short of its reach?
before the Earth Spirit prepares us for the temporally enlivened drama that is to ensue.
While this paper would not deny the therapeutic role of comedy either in the lives of men traumatized by horror or of readers seeking pleasure, my central claim is that, for both writers, comedy--by connecting us to the concrete, by puncturing the boastfulness
of more comprehensive claims, by celebrating the diminutive in a precarious world--allows us to achieve, in Conrad's words, "that glimpse of truth for which [we] have forgotten to ask" (Nigger xiv).
And pride should not be confused with shallowness or boastfulness
This time it is not a victory but rather boastfulness
, and not of provocation but rather of insinuation.
The most severe critic of American manners, Frances Trollope, bashed American boastfulness
, (47) while Hungarian-born Ferencz and Theresa Pulszky, for example, tried to justify it by stating that "many of the citizens of the United States really believe that they have already attained the perfection at which they aim.
His acute eye and ear for bombast, dishonesty, boastfulness
and the meretricious wherever it appears, results in a brutally honest description of twentieth-century architects and the way in which, almost invariably, their desire to build outweighs most other considerations.