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endearment (part of speech: noun)
- The quickness of apprehension peculiar to the French, joined to the excessive amour propre, which is one of the most striking of their characteristics, render them exceedingly susceptible to the arrows of wit; which, when barbed by ridicule, inflict wounds on their vanity difficult to be healed, and which they are ever ready to avenge. - "The Idler in France", Marguerite Gardiner.
- He had the power of observation habitual to persons whose sensitive amour propre has frequently been wounded. - "Cosmopolis, Complete", Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009.
- There had been Sir Peregrine Ormes in those parts ever since the days of James I; and indeed in days long antecedent to those there had been knights bearing that name, some of whom had been honourably beheaded for treason, others imprisoned for heresy; and one made away with on account of a supposed royal amour,- to the great glorification of all his descendants. - "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.