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Not because he was vain, but because he understood that giving him an award allowed him to help that organization, which he always did.
For all the vain anxieties and superficial losses that come with aging, getting older is something to be grateful for.
Lopez used her car as a means to distance herself from racial slurs, but her efforts to claim autonomy and American identity were in vain.
Everything else was so dire, you just want to feel good, and as vain as it may sound, a coloring and a haircut and a blow-dry just does that for you, lifts your spirits a little bit.
It’s also a warning to learn from these deaths so they haven’t occurred in vain.
Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
The hopes of a man that is void of understanding are vain and deceitful: and dreams lift up fools.
He went on, ruminating on the vain shadow, into which his over-heated ambition to act and to be distinguished, had involved him.
He came back in due time, but bringing nothing for me, and I felt that my appeal had been in vain.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
After looking for them in vain down below he had feared that they might have found their way into the open air.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY

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