Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of vaunt.
  • n. Plural form of vaunt.

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Examples

  • Forasmuch as this self-love is so natural to them all that they had rather part with their father's land than their foolish opinions; but chiefly players, fiddlers, orators, and poets, of which the more ignorant each of them is, the more insolently he pleases himself, that is to say vaunts and spreads out his plumes.

    The Praise of Folly

  • Forasmuch as this self-love is so natural to them all that they had rather part with their father’s land than their foolish opinions; but chiefly players, fiddlers, orators, and poets, of which the more ignorant each of them is, the more insolently he pleases himself, that is to say vaunts and spreads out his plumes.

    In Praise of Folly

  • As Andrew Sullivan noted this week, the current GOP "purges dissidents, it vaunts total loyalty, it polices discourse for any deviation."

    Eric Boehlert: How Fox News Is Destroying the Republican Party

  • While the article vaunts the fact that men spend nearly 3.5 hours a week more on childcare now than they did in 1985, it glosses over the fact that women's childcare load has also increased - -and says nothing about the minuscule increases in men's contribution to housework and food preparation/cleanup.

    Joan Williams: Chore Wars and the Value of Work

  • I'm thrilled that Argentina has shown such compassion and common sense in overcoming the right-wing, largely hysterical and non-sensical Catholic onslaught against gay marriage, while at the same time stunned that the United States, who continually vaunts its supremacy on human rights and condemns other nations for abuses, allows people's equal protections to be simply voted away based on nothing but prejudice.

    K.J. Dwyer: Buenos Aires, I Do

  • Charlotte so often vaunts my skill at tactics, but a good tactician is not blindly trusting.

    Clockwork Angel

  • Wring the swan's neck who with deceiving plumage inscribes his whiteness on the azure stream; he merely vaunts his grace and nothing feels of nature's voice or the soul of things.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Obama is not good at assessing the strategic impact of tactical choices: he vaunts himself as a uniter not a divider who can work across party lines but because he chose to chastize McCain in public over preferences for an ethics bill the bill was delayed and watered down.

    Dems Exceptionally Well Positioned To Expand Majority In Senate

  • Obama, who vaunts his ability to elicit bi-partisan cooperation, must have some spectacular leverage he has not yet disclosed if he thinks he will be able to convince Congress to repeal the caps.

    Adventures in inaudible audio with Senator Barack Obama

  • Know, that thou imposedst upon my sire and deceivedst him by dint of thy deluding vaunts, so that of his greed for gain he married me to thee.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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