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  • n. Plural form of vaunting.


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  • Calvin translates, "his lies are not right (that is, his vauntings are vain because God will not give them effect); they shall not do so" as they project in their minds, for God will set at naught their plans.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • β€œIt is by being just to Individuals, to each other, to the Union, to all; by generous grants of solid Revenue, and by adopting energetic measures to collect that Revenue; and not by complainings, vauntings, or recriminations that these States must expect to establish their Independence.”

    Robert Morris

  • Where is your Argos now? were its vauntings all in vain?

    The Suppliants

  • Where is now your mouth and your vauntings with respect unto these judgments of God?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Such are the proud vauntings of infidelity, when "iniquity abounds and the love of many waxeth cold."

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • If, O Dhananjaya, acts in this world succeeded in consequence of vauntings, all persons would then have succeeded in their objects, for who is there that is not competent to brag?

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • Thy soul overwhelmed with lust, thou indulgest in vauntings from defectiveness of understanding.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • Wampum-hair, and he loathed the vauntings of the braves.

    The Lost Hunter A Tale of Early Times

  • To return to his drinking propensities, after this digression about his gymnastic prowess: I must say, that of all his vauntings, it was, luckily for him, the emptiest -- that is, after he left England and his boon companions, as I know nothing of what he did there.

    Stories of Authors, British and American

  • Even the trader, with trumpery gauds on his coat, aping the prevailing fashion for display, had a scared, uneasy look to his face, as though he had forgotten the mere name of safety, and hid a frantic heart with his tawdry outward vauntings of prosperity.

    The Lost Continent


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