Virtue, once bragged about, once you pride yourself upon it, ceases to be such.
"It's easy," bragged Herman, and proceeded to demonstrate that statement.
He set on the thwart and bragged about what he'd do when he got back to "Petey" again.
And the way they crowed and bragged about their "finds" wa'n't fit to put in the log.
He bragged indefatigably of his club and the people ...