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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.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • DE GUICHE: Another Gascon vaunt!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Now I know what your much-vaunted Shadowhunter vows are worth.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes

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  • I knew at once that they were speaking of Don Gaspar Gregorio, whose comeliness surpasses the most highly vaunted beauty.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "And break it out? and walk off with it for a hundred yards?" demanded Matthewson, a Bonanza King, he of the seven hundred vaunt.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Through this going, whereof thou givest him vaunt, he learned things which were the cause of his victory and of the papal mantle.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Spit in the fire if thou must vaunt thy courage.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I knew that your vaunted sense of honor would collapse some day and you would be drawn to the lowest, cheapest type of female, just like any other cheating husband.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • As for the roof he vaunted, he might have found that shutting out the sky in a new way—to wit, for ever, from the eyes of the bodies into which its lead was fired, out of the barrels of a hundred thousand muskets.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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  • Our magic, dragons’ magic-which permeates every fiber of our being-was transmitted to the elves and, in time, gave them their much-vaunted strength and grace.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • As to connexion, there Emma was perfectly easy; persuaded, that after all his own vaunted claims and disdain of Harriet, he had done nothing.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Then came a rasping sound as those bright doors the key had sprung gave way- a bellow like a bull’s vaunt in a meadow- followed by her light footfall entering over the plank floor.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The vaunting cruelty with which she met my glance, I never saw expressed in any other face that ever I have seen.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • A man who could never sufficiently vaunt himself a self-made man.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • You say you are a better soldier: Let it appear so; make your vaunting true, And it shall please me well: for mine own part, I shall be glad to learn of abler men.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Perhaps what I am about to say may seem strange to you, who are socialists, and vaunt humanity and your duty to your neighbor, but I never seek to protect a society which does not protect me, and which I will even say, generally occupies itself about me only to injure me; and thus by giving them a low place in my esteem, and preserving a neutrality towards them, it is society and my neighbor who are indebted to me.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • As the matter is, disturb not the peaceful hall with vaunts of the issue of the conflict, which you well know cannot take place.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Oh you self-vaunted stem of the plantain, how hollow it all proves.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • The Bedoowan commander seemed stunned that these peasant miners would have the audacity to challenge his vaunted knights.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • —As ’twere, in the peerless panorama of Ireland’s portfolio, unmatched, despite their wellpraised prototypes in other vaunted prize regions, for very beauty, of bosky grove and undulating plain and luscious pastureland of vernal green, steeped in the transcendent translucent glow of our mild mysterious Irish twilight….
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And train him in the ways of Medusa, in the ways of the most vaunted member of that so-unofficial, criminal fraternity.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • None left but by submission; and that word Disdain forbids me, and my dread of shame Among the Spirits beneath, whom I seduced With other promises and other vaunts Than to submit, boasting I could subdue The Omnipotent.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Behold him, too fine-drawn to sweat, too pressed to vaunt the drugs in his little brass-bound box, ascending Shamlegh slope, a just man made perfect.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Beneath his ejection seat a tape recorder was making a continuous record of the signal characteristics of the American aircraft so that the scientific people would be able to devise a means of jamming and foiling the vaunted American flying eye.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Will only thought of giving a good pinch that would annihilate that vaunted laboriousness, and was unable to imagine the mode in which Dorothea would be wounded.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It is no vaunt to affirm that if Nicholas had had ten thousand pounds at the minute, he would, in his generous affection for the owner of the blushing cheek and downcast eye, have bestowed its utmost farthing, in perfect forgetfulness of himself, to secure her happiness.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Sarai had studied offworld for two years at the University of New Lyons on Deneb Drei, but she was homesick there: the sunsets were abrupt, the much-vaunted mountains slicing off the sunlight like a ragged scythe, and she longed for the hours-long sunsets of home where Barnard’s Star hung on the horizon like a great, tethered, red balloon while the sky congealed to evening.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Arm, arm, my lord; the foe vaunts in the field.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • But the vaunting and prostration of love told her nothing-nothing at all.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I was wholly vaunting the prerogative of the short-story writer.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • And here, just as I was vaunting of our safety, comes danger to give me the lie.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • "Get out of here!" shrieked the vaunted professor of law, his eyes wild.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Didn’t he kill a man, or have to, and what would be the long story behind it, the vaunting and the wandering from it?
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • This is Grant’s vaunted army, a force better rested, better fed, and better equipped than the half-dressed Confederates.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Now he and his vaunted regulars had been outsmarted by "the rabble in arms," whom they had so long disparaged and despised.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Carley’s memory pictures of the Adirondacks faded into pastorals; her vaunted images of European scenery changed to operetta settings.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • No earthly power, nay, not even-mark me well-the vaunted might of human science can avail you to avert that hand once it is stretched toward you.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • A man pleased with a simple sanctity Needn’t vaunt his name and his dignity, And the humility born of devotion Suffers beneath such blatant ambition.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • It’s easy enough now, on the highspeed road in a dependable and comfortable car, with stopping places for shade and every service station vaunting its refrigeration.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Not he, whom thou and lying fame conspire To call thee his— not he, thy vaunted sire, Thus us’d my wretched age: the gods he fear’d, The laws of nature and of nations heard.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • What, stand’st thou idle here? lend me thy sword: Many a nobleman lies stark and stiff Under the hoofs of vaunting enemies, Whose deaths are yet unrevenged: I pr’ythee, Lend me thy sword.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • That their reign extended for thousands of years, and that during this much-vaunted ’golden age,’ little changed besides the names of the kings and queens who sat smug and secure upon their thrones.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • There, the seductions of wealth are vaunted with as much zeal as the charms of an honest but limited income in the Old World, and more exertions are made to excite the passions of the citizens there than to calm them elsewhere.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Unfortunately for the wood-chopper, notwithstanding his vaunt, he did not see this bird until it was too late to fire as it approached, and he pulled the trigger at the unlucky moment when it was darting immediately over his head.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • I knew Manhattan only at street level, fitfully, and felt a little isolated, and the place scared me with its knowingness, its offhand vaunt, a style of mind and guise that can be harder to learn than some dialect of the Transvaal.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • They therefore entertain a calm sense of their superiority; they do not dream of vaunting privileges which everyone perceives and no one contests, and these things are not sufficiently new to them to be made topics of conversation.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • To make a vaunt of being poor was another of the incidents of his splenetic state, though this may have had the design in it of showing that he ought to be rich; just as he would publicly laud and decry the Barnacles, lest it should be forgotten that he belonged to the family.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • That June, when the British chose to evacuate Philadelphia and march back to New York, Washington had hit them at Monmouth, New Jersey, in a major battle which, though indecisive, had proven that his so-called "rabble" were well able to hold their own against the vaunted enemy.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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