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 for Proudest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proud \Proud\, a. [Compar. Prouder; superl. Proudest.] [OE.
     proud, prout, prud, prut, AS. pr[=u]t; akin to Icel.
     pr[=u][eth]r stately, handsome, Dan. prud handsome. Cf.
     Pride.]
     1. Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense; as:
        (a) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem;
            overrating one's excellences; hence, arrogant;
            haughty; lordly; presumptuous.
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                  Nor much expect
                  A foe so proud will first the weaker seek.
                                                    --Milton.
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                  O death, made proud with pure and princely
                  beauty !                          --Shak.
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                  And shades impervious to the proud world's
                  glare.                            --Keble.
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        (b) Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem;
            exulting (in); elated; -- often with of; as, proud of
            one's country. "Proud to be checked and soothed."
            --Keble.
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                  Are we proud men proud of being proud ?
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     2. Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation;
        worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent;
        admirable; ostentatious. "Of shadow proud." --Chapman.
        "Proud titles." --Shak. " The proud temple's height."
        --Dryden.
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              Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud
              Are mantled with a golden cloud.      --Keble.
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     3. Excited by sexual desire; -- applied particularly to the
        females of some animals. --Sir T. Browne.
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     Note: Proud is often used with participles in the formation
           of compounds which, for the most part, are
           self-explaining; as, proud-crested, proud-minded,
           proud-swelling.
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     Proud flesh (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of
        granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.
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