Blaine spoke with quiet confidence, unmixed with any boastfulness.
There was no boastfulness in this, and Velasco knew it to be true.
There was nothing of fear, nothing of boastfulness, even, in attitude or glance.
These words have two characteristics in addition to boastfulness.
Boastfulness and arrogance are unpleasant foibles; lying is a sin.
Otho had often praised ...