1a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of one’s close associates, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired
(pride oneself on/upon)
be especially proud of (a particular quality or skill): he prided himself on his honesty
We walked down the hall, both nervous and in anticipation; after hours of studying we just wanted to be done with it as soon as posible. I opened the door to the inner corridor and saw the profesor standing in front of his office.
“You're here for the exam, right?“ he asked.
“Indeed we are.“ I answered.
“Why, come inside and lets get this over with.“
Half an hour or so later we came out of his office with our heads raised high, proud of ourselves and happy because it went very well.