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1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as: Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous. Nor much expect A foe so proud will first the weaker seek. (milton) O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty ! (Shak) And shades impervious to the proud world's glare. (Keble)

Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; often with of; as, proud of one's country. Proud to be checked and soothed. Are we proud men proud of being proud ? (Thackeray)

2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious. Of shadow proud. . Proud titles. The proud temple's height. Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud Are mantled with a golden cloud. (Keble)

3. Excited by sexual desire; applied particularly to the females of some animals.

Proud is often used with participles in the formation of compounds which, for the most part, are self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded, proud-swelling.

(Science: medicine) Proud flesh, a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.

Origin: OE. Proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. Prut; akin to Icel. Pruthr stately, handsome, Dan. Prud handsome. Cf. Pride.

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Does the thylacine still live?

... has not now become over-run by feral cats, if that is the case they are as good as decimated. So that's another species extinct, somethin to be proud of Australia as we sit up near the top of the list when it comes to species destruction :(

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
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... its tail to wrap around branches, and it is so different from a monkey's tail that it shouldn't be called a tail at all. No monkey or ape would be proud to have this “tail”, because it is a useless, non-functioning appendage. Does this baby's tail have anything to do with the idea that humans and ...

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by Sumanth001
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Atavism
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Re: 1 attached, 1 unattached earlobe

I have that exact some problem. Unlike you i haven't been proud of it. I always thought there was something seriously wrong with me and so did everyone else around me!! Have you found out anything else about this topic???

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by kister
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 1 attached, 1 unattached earlobe
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5 best proofs of evolution

... theory. Suggest folks ignore your ignorance and inablity to read as they would raven's by either of his names. Odd that so much ignorance is proud to show itself - wbla's is as replete as raven's.

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by JorgeLobo
Thu May 31, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
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Views: 245336

Why are animals so quiet?

... intelligent as a crow, because we certainly soil our own nest, food, water...Maybe the animals are actually much much smarter in some ways than we proud, verbal, scientific, ruinous, humans can ever be?

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by Wallyanna
Wed May 09, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are animals so quiet?
Replies: 4
Views: 3023
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