Thesaurus / vainglorious
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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.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
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.
HERO STORIES FROM AMERICAN HISTORYALBERT F. BLAISDELL
And at the very moment of that vainglorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering.
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDEROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He made no concealment of these vainglorious boasts, and thus gave us the full key to his future designs.
THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL W. T. SHERMAN, COMPLETEWILLIAM T. SHERMAN
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.
HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGEWALDRON BAILY
WORDS RELATED TO VAINGLORIOUS
- puffed up
- stuck on oneself
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