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  • adj. comparative form of vain: more vain


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  • Though realistically I've always known that my brain is my most alluring feature, I'm no vainer about my appearance than most.

    Stress Talks, Beauty Walks

  • They're a madder, vainer crowd than anything to be found in London.

    Tamara Drewe

  • "My younger and shallower and vainer brother," William had written confidentially to the secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, declining to be a member.


  • He was better-looking than my father anyway, but he was also vainer than him.

    The Summer I Turned Pretty

  • My brother is a lot vainer than I am; his hair must always be in place.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More

  • Nobody vainer than this simpering slut in all of Songarh!

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • Though so immature in nature, she was entering on that tract of life in which emotional women begin to suspect that last love may be stronger than first love; and she would soon, alas, enter on the still more melancholy tract when at least the vainer ones of her sex shrink from receiving a male visitor otherwise than with their backs to the window or the blinds half down.

    Wessex Tales

  • “I wonder if the dead are vainer than the living.”

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • Dry our vain tears, wipe out our vain resentments, help our yet vainer efforts.

    Prayers Written At Vailima

  • True talk should have more body and blood, should be louder, vainer and more declaratory of the man; the true talker should not hold so steady an advantage over whom he speaks with; and that is one reason out of a score why I prefer my Purcel in his second character, when he unbends into a strain of graceful gossip, singing like the fireside kettle.

    Memories and Portraits


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