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  • v. Present participle of vapour.


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  • The usual exaggerated Froggy vapouring, but Delzons wasn't the usual Frog, and I guessed he believed it.


  • Humour was all we had left, even inadvertent humour, but now even that has dissipated into puffs of indignant vapouring.

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  • The allusion to friends, and the offer of money, Gride held to be mere empty vapouring, for purposes of delay.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Jack, when I see my angel, when I am admitted to the presence of this radiant beauty, what will become of all this vapouring?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I do not know what effect this vapouring might have had in hot scented rooms, or in the languor of some rich garden; but up on that cold hill-top it was as unsubstantial as the mist around us.


  • But since we have learned from all vapouring France

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  • “Truly, my dear Las Cases,” he said, “vapouring, credulity, inconsistency, stupidity might be said, in spite of all their wit, to be their special lot.”


  • French boy, mop, boat, steamer, prince — Psha! it is of this wretched vapouring stuff that false patriotism is made.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • But confound it, while I ponder, with delicious dreams suspended, with my right arm hanging frustrate and the giant sickle drooped, with my left arm bowed for clasping something more germane than wheat, and my eyes not minding business, but intent on distant woods — confound it, what are the men about, and why am I left vapouring?

    Lorna Doone

  • Smollett had little room in his economy for such vapouring speculations.

    Travels through France and Italy


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  • His look, his voice, the simple sense of his presence, restored Anna's shaken balance. By Owen's side he looked so strong, so urbane, so experienced, that the lad's passionate charges dwindled to mere boyish vapourings.

    - Edith Wharton, The Reef

    June 24, 2008