Where does the term “proud flesh” come from and What does proud flesh mean?

“Proud flesh” is proud only by virtue of being swollen, as if by pride.

In the same sense, we speak of grain which, by luxurious growth, is unseasonably proud, swollen beyond the normal stage of advancement.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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