Everything he did "went like clockwork," and he prided himself on his punctuality.
What he really prided himself on was his knowledge of other people, especially of women.
Where did you see her." I prided myself on my careless tone, but Dicky gave me a shrewd glance.
His hands were shaking, and he prided himself on their steadiness; he could feel that his lips were quivering, and the sweat was running down his face.
Perhaps he prided himself upon his skill as a physician, but he certainly watched the apparent convalescence of his friend's daughter with zealous interest.
And with all this, Stepan Arkadyevitch, who liked a joke, was fond of puzzling a plain man by saying that if he prided himself on his origin, he ought not to stop at Rurik and disown the first founder of his family--the monkey.
Long after the establishment of the printing-press, books, except in the hands of the scholar, continued to be a kind of curiosity, like other objects of art: less an intellectual need than a treasure upon which rich men prided themselves.