Definition of egotistically:
If even the advanced Japanese are unable to feel romantic love- for you cannot adore what you egotistically look down on- it is absurd to look for it among barbarians and savages, such as the Fuegians, who, in times of necessity, eat their old women, or the Australians, among whom not many women are allowed to die a natural death, " they being generally despatched ere they become old and emaciated, that so much good food may not be lost."- "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.
Egotistically absorbed by the problem thus formulated, he was heedless of her failure to respond, and remained pensively preoccupied until roused by the grinding and jolting of the train, as it slowed to a halt preparatory to crossing the bridge.- "The Black Bag", Louis Joseph Vance.
From the moment she had learned the truth about her husband, her thoughts had centred solely round herself, dwelling- in, all humility, it is true- but still dwelling none the less egotistically upon her personal failure, her own irreparable mistake, her self- wrought bankruptcy of all the faith and absolute belief a woman loves to give her lover.- "The Splendid Folly", Margaret Pedler.