One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I have altogether failed to comprehend as to how undue pride or vaingloriousness could ever stand in the way of a man's faith.’
- ‘Joseph was inexpressibly shocked to observe his son's enthusiasm as he beheld these exhibitions of heathen vaingloriousness.’
- ‘One may detect a tone of self-righteous bigotry and decry it, as one may regret some of Paul's vaingloriousness.’
- ‘Although they realized his vaingloriousness after the war, it came too late in the day to save the president's skin.’
- ‘It is inconceivable that Spenser, the 'poet loved of the poets', and the pattern of princely gentlemen, advanced this suggestion from personal vaingloriousness.’
- ‘In court papers and interviews, the two lawyers have further accused each other of vaingloriousness.’
- ‘There's a vague radical unease about the vaingloriousness and opulence of it all.’
- ‘I was studying the books of eloquence; for in eloquence it was my ambition to shine, all from a damnable vaingloriousness and for the satisfaction of human vanity.’
- ‘If I may say so, lording your success over me by boasting that you told me so is truly the height of vaingloriousness, considering that when we last spoke I remember offering only encouragement.’
- ‘It was an unspoken protest against vaingloriousness.’
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