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- n. Plural form of vaunter.
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Blush, ye vaunters of fortitude; ye boasters of resolution; ye haughty lords of the creation; blush when ye remember, that he was influenced by no other motive than a bare pusilianimous attachment to a woman! by sentiments so exquisitely soft, that all his sons have, from that period, when they have designed to degrade them, described as highly feminine.
-- _Crack me this nut, all ye papal charity-vaunters_.
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Frenchman, could not forbear making his character speak in a very unItalian manner, boasting of his felicity in a style they never use, for they are really no puffers, no vaunters of that which they possess; make no disgraceful comparisons between their own rarities and the want of them in other countries, nor offend you as the French do, with false pity and hateful consolations.
They will scorn me as an inventor; but how much more might they -- who are not inventors but vaunters and declaimers of the works of others -- be blamed.
That they'll be meeker minded/who now such haughty vaunters are. "