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vaunted
used in The Aeneid

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extravagantly praised
  • 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.
    Book 2 (67% in)
  • 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!
    Book 4 (85% in)
  • 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 shownCoop'd up a second time within your town!
    Book 9 (73% in)
  • How lofty Turnus vaunts amidst his train, In shining arms, triumphant on the plain?
    Book 10 (2% in)
  • 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."
    Book 10 (48% in)
  • Thus Liger vainly vaunts: the Trojan Return'd his answer with his flying spear.
    Book 10 (62% in)
  • With manly mien he stalk'd along the ground, Nor wanted voice belied, nor vaunting sound.
    Book 10 (69% in)
  • To whom Mezentius thus: "Thy vaunts are vain.
    Book 10 (96% in)
  • 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?"
    Book 10 (98% in)
  • Here cease thy vaunts, and own my victory: A woman warrior was too strong for thee.
    Book 11 (77% in)
  • 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.
    Book 11 (80% in)
  • Meantime Eumedes, vaunting in the field, New fir'd the Trojans, and their foes repell'd.
    Book 12 (37% in)

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