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Boast meaning

boast - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.
  2. 2. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
  3. 3. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self- commendation; to extol.
  4. 4. To display vaingloriously.
  5. 5. To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
  6. 6. To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
  7. 7. To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
  8. 8. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
  9. 9. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, - sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
  10. 10. A brag; a cause for boasting.
  11. 11. To brag; glory in.

boast - examples of usage

  1. As if to prove this boast, she walked a little quicker, so that Ralph found it difficult to keep pace with her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Although the flowers aren't anything to boast of, any more than ours are. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. We cannot boast of it, for we could not help it. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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