I swore to her, if ever it crossed my path, to hunt it down; never to let it rest; to pursue it with the bitterest and most unrelenting animosity; to vent upon it the hatred that I deeply felt, and to spit upon the empty vaunt of that insulting will by draggin it, if I could, to the very gallows-foot.
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Betrayed by his vaunted memory!
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
We sit down in a booth by the window, next to the vaunted parking lot.