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 a.  exhibiting self-importance
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  She was a conceited, boastful old thing, and even misfortune could not humble her.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
2  The expression of his eye contradicted his figurative and boastful language, while every muscle in his wrinkled visage was working with anguish.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
3  Over his soiled countenance there went a boastful smile.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
4  They were a vain and boastful company of heroes when the tale was done.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  A hearty kissing I got for a welcome, and some boastful triumph, which I swallowed as well as I could.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
6  I knew he was certain to say something of this kind; he always would be so boastful about his difficulties.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
7  daughter when I could boast as high a name and vast a.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
8  Next to her I saw Antiope, daughter to Asopus, who could boast of having slept in the arms of even Jove himself, and who bore him two sons Amphion and Zethus.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
9  The east had its own charm or fine deep blue, and its own modest gem, a casino and solitary star: soon it would boast the moon; but she was yet beneath the horizon.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
10  My father said nothing about her money; but he told me Miss Mason was the boast of Spanish Town for her beauty: and this was no lie.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  Mr. Darcy's shameful boast of what misery he had been able to inflict, gave her a keener sense of her sister's sufferings.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
12  Our situation with regard to Lady Catherine's family is indeed the sort of extraordinary advantage and blessing which few can boast.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 38
13  It gave her all the animation that her spirits could boast; for she was in no cheerful humour.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 54
14  As to the decision of civil causes, or proceedings against criminals, their precedents are so few, that they have little reason to boast of any extraordinary skill in either.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
15  Neither have I forgotten how apt some travellers are to boast of extraordinary favours they have received.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER X.
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  As I said, it is very easy to jeer from the sidelines and make boastful claims of what you would do in the same situation.
2  He wrote a boastful autobiography, recording all his great deeds.
3  I don't want to boast, but I can actually speak six languages.
4  Speak little of your ill luck and boast not of your good luck.
5  This is an age when we boast of our emotional intelligence and we claim to feel each other's pain.
6  There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
7  The boast of arrogance soon turns to shame.
8  Great boast, small roast.
9  Many of the sports facilities are already in place and the city can boast one of the most compact proposals running alongside the Moscow river.
10  Sam boasted that she could beat anyone at poker.
11  He boasted that he could eat a horse.
12  He openly boasted of his skill as a burglar.
13  He's always boasting about his sexual prowess.
14  The rich uncle of whom he boasts is only a myth.
15  The museum boasts an unrivalled collection of French porcelain.