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- adj. Given to vaunting or boasting; vainly ostentatious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Given to vaunting or boasting; vainly ostentatious; boastful; vainglorious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Boastful; vainly ostentatious.
When the prima-donna of some vauntful city trills her bird-song above the foot-lights, or the cremona moans out the sigh of night-winds through the forest, artificial townsfolk applaud.
M'Clellan is now safe, under the protection of the gun-boats, which have again proved of the utmost value in the strangest campaign on record, is probably true; but the contrast between the vauntful promises and the almost piteous reference to the last date at which guns were lost is very significant.
"Samoa," said I, "those isles of yours, of whose beauty you so often make vauntful mention, can those isles, good Samoa, furnish a valley in all respects equal to Willamilla?"
Vivenza were perhaps too much inclined to carry a vauntful crest.
Her screams are answered by the vauntful cries of a hawk; his red comb yet reeking with slaughter.
How many vauntful attributes are there not in fatness, and how well saith the poet,
I expected such a letter notwithstanding the vauntful prophecies of Old Batchelorship.
And after journeying for a long time, we come at last to the confines of the great eternity, in sight of the two courts of the vauntful King of Death -- one to the right, the other to the left, but very far apart from one another as there lay an immense void between them.
Forgive, fair Thames, the fong of truth that pays To Tago's emprefs-ftream fuperior praifej O'er every vauntful river be it thine To boafl the guardian fhield of laws divine;