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  • Oh you self-vaunted stem of the plantain, how hollow it all proves.†   (source)
  • "Get out of here!" shrieked the vaunted professor of law, his eyes wild.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Bedoowan commander seemed stunned that these peasant miners would have the audacity to challenge his vaunted knights.†   (source)
  • This is Grant's vaunted army, a force better rested, better fed, and better equipped than the half-dressed Confederates.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I was wholly vaunting the prerogative of the short-story writer.†   (source)
  • But the vaunting and prostration of love told her nothing-nothing at all.†   (source)
  • The vaunting was what she remembered, that lifted arm.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And train him in the ways of Medusa, in the ways of the most vaunted member of that so-unofficial, criminal fraternity.†   (source)
  • Then I want you to come home and face the only person who knows you for what you really are, who knows the actual value of your word, of your honor, of your integrity, of your vaunted self-esteem.†   (source)
  • It is always vaunting, of course, to imagine yourself inside another person, but it is what a story writer does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • Spit in the fire if thou must vaunt thy courage.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • One evening when she was enthusiastically vaunting the merits of St. Odilia's prophecies, the priest betrayed a slight impatience, due probably to fatigue.†   (source)
  • And this is why the narrator declines to vaunt in overglowing terms a courage and a devotion to which he attributes only a relative and reasonable importance.†   (source)
  • So spake the apostate Angel, though in pain, Vaunting aloud, but racked with deep despair.†   (source)
  • A man who could never sufficiently vaunt himself a self-made man.†   (source)
  • And here, just as I was vaunting of our safety, comes danger to give me the lie.†   (source)
  • Nor was the Iroquois less struck with the vaunt of the white man.†   (source)
  • I will not vaunt, Jasper; but it is well known on all this frontier that Killdeer seldom fails.†   (source)
  • Bear with me, brother, although I should something vaunt myself.†   (source)
  • Would to God, Richard, or any of his vaunting minions of England, would appear in these lists!†   (source)
  • Carley's memory pictures of the Adirondacks faded into pastorals; her vaunted images of European scenery changed to operetta settings.†   (source)
  • The real outcome of the vaunted French Revolution had been the capitalist bourgeois state—a fine how-do-you-do, which people hoped to improve upon by making the abomination universal.†   (source)
  • DE GUICHE: Another Gascon vaunt!†   (source)
  • In spite of all, and of the dislike she vaunted to herself, the truth stared at her—she was not tired.†   (source)
  • From his mother he had acquired incipient lung disease; from his father, however, in addition to a frail physique, he had inherited an exceptional mind— intellectual gifts that very early on were joined with haughtiness, vaunting ambition, and an aching desire for more elegant surroundings, a passionate need to move beyond the world of his origins.†   (source)
  • I don't see where your vaunted honor of soldiers comes in considering how they accepted the let-down of women during and after the war.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As the squatter accompanied his vaunt with corresponding gestures, and directed his eyes to the circle of his equally confident sons while speaking, he drew their gaze from Ellen to himself; but now, when they turned together to note the succeeding movements of their female sentinel, the place which had so lately been occupied by her form was vacant.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The vaunting cruelty with which she met my glance, I never saw expressed in any other face that ever I have seen.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As to connexion, there Emma was perfectly easy; persuaded, that after all his own vaunted claims and disdain of Harriet, he had done nothing.†   (source)
  • There whiles the warriors far-famed let leap
    Their fair fallow horses and fare into flyting
    Where unto them the earth-ways for fair-fashion'd seemed,
    Through their choiceness well kenned; and whiles a king's thane,
    A warrior vaunt-laden, of lays grown bemindful,
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    Sooth-bounden, and boldly the man thus began
    E'en Beowulf's wayfare well wisely to stir,
    With good speed to set forth the spells well areded
    And to shift about words.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "I am not a prejudiced man, nor one who vaunts himself on his natural privileges, though the worst enemy I have on earth, and he is an Iroquois, daren't deny that I am genuine white," the scout replied, surveying, with secret satisfaction, the faded color of his bony and sinewy hand, "and I am willing to own that my people have many ways, of which, as an honest man, I can't approve.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As the matter is, disturb not the peaceful hall with vaunts of the issue of the conflict, which you well know cannot take place.†   (source)
  • Thrown out of his honourable employment in England, through too much unsuccessful hard swearing there—not because he was not wanted there; our English reasons for vaunting our superiority to secrecy and spies are of very modern date—he knew that he had crossed the Channel, and accepted service in France: first, as a tempter and an eavesdropper among his own countrymen there: gradually, as a tempter and an eavesdropper among the natives.†   (source)
  • "Though not a vaunting and bloodily disposed Goliath," returned David, drawing a sling from beneath his parti-colored and uncouth attire, "I have not forgotten the example of the Jewish boy.†   (source)
  • The Lord will forgive me for playing with the ignorance of the savage, for He knows I do it in no mockery of his state, or in idle vaunting of my own; but in order to save mortal life, and to give justice to the wronged, while I defeat the deviltries of the wicked!†   (source)
  • An American is forever talking of the admirable equality which prevails in the United States; aloud he makes it the boast of his country, but in secret he deplores it for himself; and he aspires to show that, for his part, he is an exception to the general state of things which he vaunts.†   (source)
  • Sergeant Dunham made no empty vaunt when he gave the promise conveyed in the closing words of the last chapter.†   (source)
  • I tell thee, proud Templar, that not in thy fiercest battles hast thou displayed more of thy vaunted courage, than has been shown by woman when called upon to suffer by affection or duty.†   (source)
  • I know that natur' is weak—human natur', I mean—and that we should none of us vaunt of our gifts, whether red or white; but I do not think a truer-hearted lad lives on the lines than Jasper Western.†   (source)
  • Remember the lists at Acre—remember the Passage of Arms at Ashby—remember thy proud vaunt in the halls of Rotherwood, and the gage of your gold chain against my reliquary, that thou wouldst do battle with Wilfred of Ivanhoe, and recover the honour thou hadst lost!†   (source)
  • —I conjure thee, by the habit which thou dost wear, by the name thou dost inherit—by the knighthood thou dost vaunt—by the honour of thy mother—by the tomb and the bones of thy father—I conjure thee to say, are these things true?†   (source)
  • Alexandras jumped out of ambush laughing and called to him vaunting: "Hit you are, and hard!†   (source)
  • Then Automedon, peer in speed of the wargod, took the dead man's armor, and vaunting cried: "By heaven now I've eased my heart somewhat of anguish for Patroklos, tearing out a man's guts; but no such man as he."†   (source)
  • Laughing at him, Athena made her vaunt above him: "Fool, you've never learned how far superior I'm glad to say I am.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    vaunting = boasting
  • As I understand it, charity vaunteth not itself.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-eth" is replaced by "-s", so that where they said "She vaunteth" in older English, today we say "She vaunts;" though the past tense (vaunted) is seen far more commonly. Grammarians might refer to vaunteth or vaunts as third-person, singular, present tense.
  • Poseidon heard that frantic vaunt
    and the god grasped his trident in both his massive hands
    and struck the Gyraean headland, hacked the rock in two,
    and the giant stump stood fast but the jagged spur
    where Ajax perched at first, the raving madman—
    toppling into the sea, it plunged him down, down
    in the vast, seething depths.†   (source)
  • So I vaunted and he groaned back in answer,
    'Oh no, no—that prophecy years ago ...
    it all comes home to me with a vengeance now!†   (source)
  • Or the vaunted glory and growth of the great city spread around me?†   (source)
  • I do not vaunt my love for you,
    I have what I have.†   (source)
  • —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... HIS NATIVE DORIC —The moon, professor MacHugh said.†   (source)
  • a swell with money that can pick and choose whoever he wants like Boylan to do it 4 or 5 times locked in each others arms or the voice either I could have been a prima donna only I married him comes looooves old deep down chin back not too much make it double My Ladys Bower is too long for an encore about the moated grange at twilight and vaunted rooms yes Ill sing Winds that blow from the south that he gave after the choirstairs performance Ill change that lace on my black dress to show off my bubs and Ill yes by God Ill get that big fan mended make them burst with envy my hole is itching me always when I think of him I feel I want to I feel some wind in me better go easy not wake hi†   (source)
  • A great opportunity there certainly was for push and enterprise to meet the travelling needs of the public at large, the average man, i.e. Brown, Robinson and Co. It was a subject of regret and absurd as well on the face of it and no small blame to our vaunted society that the man in the street, when the system really needed toning up, for the matter of a couple of paltry pounds was debarred from seeing more of the world they lived in instead of being always and ever cooped up since my old stick-in-the-mud took me for a wife.†   (source)
  • A Voice from Death
    A voice from Death, solemn and strange, in all his sweep and power,
    With sudden, indescribable blow—towns drown'd—humanity by
    thousands slain,
    The vaunted work of thrift, goods, dwellings, forge, street, iron bridge,
    Dash'd pell-mell by the blow—yet usher'd life continuing on,
    (Amid the rest, amid the rushing, whirling, wild debris,
    A suffering woman saved—a baby safely born!)†   (source)
  • After the cycles, poems, singers, plays,
    Vaunted Ionia's, India's—Homer, Shakspere—the long, long times'
    thick dotted roads, areas,
    The shining clusters and the Milky Ways of stars—Nature's pulses reap'd,
    All retrospective passions, heroes, war, love, adoration,
    All ages' plummets dropt to their utmost depths,
    All human lives, throats, wishes, brains—all experiences' utterance;
    After the countless songs, or long or short, all tongues, all lands,
    Still something not yet told in poesy's voice or print—something lacking,
    (Who knows?†   (source)
  • For it is not for what I have put into it that I have written this book,
    Nor is it by reading it you will acquire it,
    Nor do those know me best who admire me and vauntingly praise me,
    Nor will the candidates for my love (unless at most a very few)
    prove victorious,
    Nor will my poems do good only, they will do just as much evil,
    perhaps more,
    For all is useless without that which you may guess at many times
    and not hit, that which I hinted at;
    Therefore release me and depart on your way.†   (source)
  • Arm, arm, my lord; the foe vaunts in the field.†   (source)
  • Dost thou not see the death that combats him beside the stream whereof the sea hath no vaunt?†   (source)
  • With manly mien he stalk'd along the ground, Nor wanted voice belied, nor vaunting sound.†   (source)
  • Thus Liger vainly vaunts: the Trojan Return'd his answer with his flying spear.†   (source)
  • Here cease thy vaunts, and own my victory: A woman warrior was too strong for thee.†   (source)
  • Meantime Eumedes, vaunting in the field, New fir'd the Trojans, and their foes repell'd.†   (source)
  • How lofty Turnus vaunts amidst his train, In shining arms, triumphant on the plain?†   (source)
  • To whom Mezentius thus: "Thy vaunts are vain.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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    Vaunting, and lying, anger, covetise*.†   (source)
  • I knew at once that they were speaking of Don Gaspar Gregorio, whose comeliness surpasses the most highly vaunted beauty.†   (source)
  • You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Through this going, whereof thou givest him vaunt, he learned things which were the cause of his victory and of the papal mantle.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Confession is true shewing of sins to the priest, without excusing, hiding, or forwrapping [disguising] of anything, and without vaunting of good works.†   (source)
  • Thou hast given me to possess
    Life in myself for ever; by thee I live;
    Though now to Death I yield, and am his due,
    All that of me can die, yet, that debt paid,
    Thou wilt not leave me in the loathsome grave
    His prey, nor suffer my unspotted soul
    For ever with corruption there to dwell;
    But I shall rise victorious, and subdue
    My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil.†   (source)
  • There is inobedience, vaunting, hypocrisy, despite, arrogance, impudence, swelling of hearte, insolence, elation, impatience, strife, contumacy, presumption, irreverence, pertinacity, vainglory and many another twig that I cannot tell nor declare....]†   (source)
  • His face seemed to me long and huge as the pine-cone[2] of St. Peter at Rome, and in its proportion were his other bones; so that the bank, which was an apron from his middle downward, showed of him fully so much above, that to reach to his hair three Frieslanders[3] would have made ill vaunt.†   (source)
  • On each wing
    Uriel, and Raphael, his vaunting foe,
    Though huge, and in a rock of diamond armed,
    Vanquished Adramelech, and Asmadai,
    Two potent Thrones, that to be less than Gods
    Disdained, but meaner thoughts learned in their flight,
    Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.†   (source)
  • Let Libya with her sand vaunt herself no more; for though she brings forth chelydri, jaculi, and phareae, and cenchri with amphisboena, she never, with all Ethiopia, nor with the land that lies on the Red Sea, showed either so many plagues or so evil.†   (source)
  • So spake th' apostate Angel, though in pain,
    Vaunting aloud, but racked with deep despair;
    And him thus answered soon his bold compeer:—
    "O Prince, O Chief of many throned Powers
    That led th' embattled Seraphim to war
    Under thy conduct, and, in dreadful deeds
    Fearless, endangered Heaven's perpetual King,
    And put to proof his high supremacy,
    Whether upheld by strength, or chance, o†   (source)
  • See now the promis'd faith, the vaunted name, The pious man, who, rushing thro' the flame, Preserv'd his gods, and to the Phrygian shore The burthen of his feeble father bore!†   (source)
  • On others practice thy Ligurian arts; Thin stratagems and tricks of little hearts Are lost on me: nor shalt thou safe retire, With vaunting lies, to thy fallacious sire.†   (source)
  • Then to the king: "Your empty vaunts forbear; Success I hope, and fate I cannot fear; Alive or dead, I shall deserve a name; Jove is impartial, and to both the same."†   (source)
  • Aeneas, hast'ning, wav'd his fatal sword High o'er his head, with this reproachful word: "Now; where are now thy vaunts, the fierce disdain Of proud Mezentius, and the lofty strain?"†   (source)
  • Proud of his realm, and of his royal bride, Vaunting before his troops, and lengthen'd with a stride, In these insulting terms the Trojans he defied: "Twice-conquer'd cowards, now your shame is shown—†   (source)
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