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Vaunt meaning

vaunt - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag.
  2. 2. To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
  3. 3. A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done; ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag.
  4. 4. The first part.
  5. 5. To put forward; to display.
  6. 6. To brag.
  7. 7. To boast; a brag; vain display.
  8. 8. Vauntingly.
  9. 9. Vaunter.
  10. 10. A boast; vain display.
  11. 11. To make a boast of.

vaunt - examples of usage

  1. It was a vaunt that Fitz was entitled to make.
  2. Not to every one are the same truths revealed with the same force; for the most part it is only through a searching experience that we can come clearly to understand one or another, which is to our neighbour as his most unerring instinct; and such must have been this integrity of purpose in Madelon, who, in affirming that she always kept her promises, had uttered no idle vaunt, nor even the proved result of such experience as her short life had afforded, but had simply given expression to what she instinctively knew to be the strongest truth in her nature. - "My Little Lady", Eleanor Frances Poynter.
  3. A great man can do anything- but vaunt." - "Fringilla: Some Tales In Verse", Richard Doddridge Blackmore.
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