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  • Stately and aloof among vainglorious tiring-maids, a queen in robes that murmured on the marble floor, she trod the gallery of a crumbling palace.

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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.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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