One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The tone of this poem is in one sense highly conventional: the rose becomes a symbol of the vainness of femininity.’
- ‘I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.’
- ‘He thinks he was born for women, though I must say his vainness is highly amusing.’
- ‘Drive it out and along with it any taints of vainness, distrust, hatred or other such clouds shadowing your life.’
- ‘The fact that people have come to realize the vainness of hoping for assistance from ‘benevolent’ rulers gives some grounds for optimism.’
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