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  • n. Plural form of fanfaronade.

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Examples

  • Just to let you know that there`s been a slight glitch in proceedings but I hope to be back later with the names of the winners, accompanied with all due fanfaronades!

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  • They rid out some very hard gales of wind rather than leave an opening for the French to escape, but, notwithstanding the utmost diligence on his side, a frigate found means to get out and is gone to Europe charge de fanfaronades.

    The Life of Captain James Cook

  • The _Illusion Comique_, the latest of his tentative plays, is a step towards the _Cid_; its plot is fantastical, but in some of the fanfaronades of the braggart Matamore, imported from Spain, are pseudo-heroics which only needed a certain transposition to become the language of chivalric heroism.

    A History of French Literature Short Histories of the Literatures of the World: II.

  • He would chant his own doughty deeds, and "gab," as the Norman word was, in painful earnest, while they gabbed only in sport, and outvied each other in impossible fanfaronades, simply to laugh down a fashion which was held inconsistent with the modesty of a true knight.

    Hereward, the Last of the English

  • Meanwhile, amid this vague dim whirl of fanfaronades, wind-projects, poniards made to order, there does disclose itself one punctum-saliens of life and feasibility: the finger of Mirabeau!

    The French Revolution

  • Obscure busy men frequent the back stairs; with hearsays, wind projects, un fruitful fanfaronades.

    The French Revolution

  • The child is passing from the gristle into the bone, and the next generation will not even laugh, as does the present, at any idle and ill-considered menaces to coerce this republic; strong in the consciousness of its own power, it will eat all such fanfaronades, if any future statesman should be so ill-advised as to renew them, with silent indifference.

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  • We left the capital at our intended time, and put into the carriage, for amusement, a book seriously recommended by Mr. Goldoni; but which diverted me only by the fanfaronades that it contained.

    Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I

  • Constitution, accompanied with fanfaronades in the modern style of the

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 04 (of 12)

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