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Amour propre

One's self-love, vanity, or opinion of what is due to self. To make an appeal to one's amour propre, is to put a person on his metal. To wound one's armour propre, is to gall his good opinion of himself—to wound his vanity. (French.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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