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Definition extravagantly praised
  • Arm, arm, my lord; the foe vaunts in the field.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spit in the fire if thou must vaunt thy courage.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Betrayed by his vaunted memory!
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head!
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • I was wholly vaunting the prerogative of the short-story writer.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • But the vaunting and prostration of love told her nothing-nothing at all.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • We sit down in a booth by the window, next to the vaunted parking lot.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • 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
  • 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

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