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Definition of "purse-proud" [purse•-proud]

  • Haughty in the possession of riches. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "purse-proud" in a sentence
  • "During the war, Ai-ling maintained a fine home in what journalist Sheen called “purse-proud and contented Hong Kong”—an elegant refuge that May-ling, pleading ill health and claiming that her doctor “had told her she would acquire cancer if she did not rest,” visited fairly often."
  • "The Baron came in, very much at ease, greeted his friend Bargeton, and favored Lucien with the little nod then in vogue, which the poet in his mind called purse-proud impertinence."
  • "And as the young men of his own rank would not endure the purse-proud insolence of the Creole, he fell into that taste for low society, which is worse than “pressing to death, whipping, or hanging.”"