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  • Though this vow and purpose of ours should find those who would loudly praise it -- for the sake of thy name, which thou hast sanctified throughout the earth -- it nevertheless looked like a self-vaunting not to wait until the vacation time now so near.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • Then stood Pecksuot forth, self-vaunting, insulting Miles Standish;

    Narrative and Lyric Poems (first series) for use in the Lower School

  • I have never been amongst people of any sort who were so entirely free from self-consciousness, self-seeking and self-vaunting.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • Envy leads to self-vaunting, to swagger, to self-conceit, and self-conceit leads to unseemly behaviour.

    Brooks by the Traveller's Way

  • The equestrian exercises, therefore, in which they are engaged, the nature of the countries they traverse, vast plains and mountains, pure and exhilarating in atmospheric qualities, seem to make them physically and mentally a more lively and mercurial race than the fur traders and trappers of former days, the self-vaunting "men of the north."

    The Adventures of Captain Bonneville

  • Then stood Pecksuot forth, self-vaunting, insulting Miles Standish:

    The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • The equestrian exercises, therefore, in which they are engaged, the nature of the countries they traverse, vast plains and mountains, pure and exhilarating in atmospheric qualities, seem to make them physically and mentally a more lively and mercurial race than the fur traders and trappers of former days, the self-vaunting "men of the north."

    The adventures of Captain Bonneville

  • The title of this work is The Vain Man, and Daumier is at pains to show off this self-vaunting individual as nothing more nor less than what the limits of that title encompass.

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  • The equestrian exercises, therefore, in which they are engaged, the nature of the countries they traverse, vast plains and mountains, pure and exhilarating in atmospheric qualities, seem to make them physically and mentally a more lively and mercurial race than the fur traders and trappers of former days, the self-vaunting

    The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West

  • Granted that one knows something of the parents, it is admissible to draw a conclusion about the child: any kind of offensive incontinence, any kind of sordid envy, or of clumsy self-vaunting -- the three things which together have constituted the genuine plebeian type in all times -- such must pass over to the child, as surely as bad blood; and with the help of the best education and culture one will only succeed in DECEIVING with regard to such heredity.

    Beyond Good and Evil

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