Definitions

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  • adv. With bragging or bluster.

Etymologies

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vapouring +‎ -ly

Examples

  • My uncle Toby turn’d his head more than once behind him, to see how he was supported by the corporal; and the corporal as oft as he did it, gave a slight flourish with his stick — but not vapouringly; and with the sweetest accent of most respectful encouragement, bid his honour ‘never fear.’

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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