1. In other words, it's not a completely supercilious argument, sort of "God is brought into being the same way objects that we make use of are brought into being."
2. Malvolio is a supercilious, officious jerk with delusions of grandeur, but he never gives up.
3. After all, this could come off as supercilious and pedantic, and might cause your interlocutor to be fractious.
4. Pride loves itself, and treats those beneath it with supercilious contempt, for love of self and contempt for others are always found together in equal degrees, so that the greater the self love, the greater the arrogance.