And the consciousness that the insult was not yet avenged, that his rancor was still unspent, weighed on his heart and poisoned the artificial tranquillity which he managed to obtain in Turkey by means of restless, plodding, and rather vainglorious and ambitious activity.
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I became distracted with myself and my vainglorious attempt to act as a symbolic bridge between the children of Yamacraw and the outside world.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
But I was glad I didn’t speak, because to Father Huismans the words were not vainglorious.