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Boast (The)

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The vainglory, the ostentation, that which a person boasts of, or is proud of.

“The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,

Awaits [sic] alike the inevitable hour.”


Gray: The Elegy, stanza 9.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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