1 That was a neat way of smoothing a man's vanity and yet keeping him on the string, and Charles rose to it as though such bait were new and he the first to swallow it.
2 He had never once crossed the borders of friendliness with her and, when she thought of this fresh anger rose, the anger of hurt pride and feminine vanity.
3 Mostly it had been compounded out of vanity and complacent confidence in her own charms.
4 An adult emotion was being born, stronger than her vanity or her willful selfishness.
5 Women knew that a land where men were contented, uncontradicted and safe in possession of unpunctured vanity was likely to be a very pleasant place for women to live.
6 It would have pleased her to think that he made these trips to see her, but even her abnormal vanity refused to believe this.
7 Had he exploded with rage and injured vanity or upbraided her, as other men would have done, she could have handled him.
8 His heart was sore and bewildered at Suellen's conduct and his vanity, the shy, touchy vanity of a middle-aged bachelor who knows himself to be unattractive to women, was deeply wounded.
9 His masculine vanity would not permit such a thought to stay long in his mind.
10 There was some satisfaction to her wounded vanity in the hurt look on Melanie's face.
11 Most timidities have such secret compensations, and Miss Bart was discerning enough to know that the inner vanity is generally in proportion to the outer self-depreciation.
12 But his greeting expressed no more than the satisfaction which every pretty woman expects to see reflected in masculine eyes; and the discovery, if distasteful to her vanity, was reassuring to her nerves.
13 Her vanity was stung by the sight of his unscathed smile.
14 It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.
15 She had never before suspected the mixture of insatiable curiosity and contemptuous freedom with which she and her kind were discussed in this underworld of toilers who lived on their vanity and self-indulgence.