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- n. boasting
- adj. boastful
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ostentatious setting forth of what one is or has; boasting; bragging.
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The prophet here brings him in vaunting, and hectoring; and by his general's letter to Hezekiah, written in his name, vainglory and arrogance seem to have entered very far into the spirit and genius of the man.
We write deliberately, for we do approach a terrible subject with becoming reverence, whereas the American press appears to take a pride in vaunting that fashion and pleasure cease none of their excesses, even though the cannon can almost be heard in Washington; and the very last of the file of papers that have reached us contains a few flippant leading paragraphs on the war, and, in equally large type, a long and elaborate article upon the management of the Opera-house.
For an instant Ramsey was all pride for him they exalted; but in the next instant a wave of resentment went through her as if their vaunting were his; as if her pride were his own confessed, colossal vanity; as if the price of his uplift were her belittlement.
The title of Prefab Sprout's first album in eight years embodies the kind of vaunting egotism one might expect from Bono, Sting or some other mononymic would-be saviour, and one's first instinct is to suppose
The title of Prefab Sprout's first album in eight years embodies the kind of vaunting egotism one might expect from Bono, Sting or some other mononymic would-be saviour, and one's first instinct is to suppose it's ironically intended.
There would be no vaunting processional ways, no grand vistas.
But the album's title track is all spaced-out trash talk, with Weezy vaunting over what sounds like a mutant Run-D. M.C.
But she doesn't want to stand in the way of his own ambition, which is vaunting, I mean, and daunting at the same time.
Before the tune ends -- before it is too late -- we should have the courage and humility to realize that, for all our vanity and the vaunting ambitions of science, our highest goal should remain to leave the world, when we depart it, better, brighter and more worthy for those who come after.
Wale earned those screams in real time, vaunting through his hit "Pretty Girls" and his verse from Waka Flocka Flame's "No Hands."
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