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As vainglorious was Richard Westmacott's retreat from the field of unstricken battle as his advance upon it had been inglorious.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
To have had a pastor always might have made them vainglorious.
AULD LICHT IDYLLSJ. M. BARRIE
Where formerly they were vainglorious, spiteful and envious, they now become humble, gentle and patient.
I could cite a number of amusing illustrations of this vainglorious sentiment, but one will suffice.
He would condescend to that for the sake, on a near day, of publicly humiliating a certain vainglorious jewellery dealer.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
The first was Horatio Gates, a vainglorious man, given to intrigue and treachery.
And at the very moment of that vainglorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering.
He made no concealment of these vainglorious boasts, and thus gave us the full key to his future designs.
I returned scornfully, for it would never do to encourage this vainglorious spirit. '
UNCLE MAXROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY
He was no longer harshly self-assertive, vainglorious, or brutally frank concerning the passion that consumed him.

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