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  • n. Plural form of boasting.


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  • Surely your readers by this time have learned to properly estimate the empty assurances and vain boastings of the Northern Government and press in relation to the suppression of the rebellion.

    The Confederate States of America

  • And as he, too, rose to his feet, an unconscious smile came to his lips as he recalled the boastings of Bateese.

    The Flaming Forest

  • Therefore the whole chain of his boastings which is conducted through the work falls to the ground.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • Mrs. Mortimer noted her sparkling glances which took in everything, and went out of her way to show Saxon around, doing it under the guise of gleeful boastings, stating the costs of the different materials, explaining how she had done things with her own hands, such as staining the doors, weathering the bookcases, and putting together the big Mission Morris chair.


  • Do we really need to be subjected to the boastings of people that actually think we're impressed that they're at a certain restaurant or club?

    Mike Gellman: Who Gives a F*** Where You Are

  • "Even so," said the Sorcerer softly, "you are glad to have both my old age and my wonder in reserve, since in twenty thousand years we have shown ourselves unable to defeat the soft ones, despite all our preparations and boastings."

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • These pro-gay developments disturb the minds of some in our country who arefragile as eggshells in their self-esteem, brainwashedby the brayings and boastings of the professional homo-haters.

    Okla-Homo-Haters Club -- When Hope is Not Enough

  • With feelings of still augmented discomfort, from her denial, she repaired to her toilette; but attired herself without seeing what she put on, or knowing, but by Mrs. Mittin's descriptions and boastings, that her dress was new, of the Pervil uniform, and made precisely like that of Mrs. Berlinton.


  • …Here are wisdom and stupidity, barbarian boastings and civilized chivalry, courage and skill, and a vicious demon sword that ups the ante.

    Mini-interview: David Pitchford |

  • Notwithstanding all his boastings, they were a nation of banditti.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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