Examples of vainglory in a Sentence
the vainglory that nations have historically shown after they have achieved military supremacy
Recent Examples of vainglory from the Web
Her greatest legacy could be to inspire a new generation of philanthropists driven, like her, not by vainglory but by justice.
Alex Martinez Wallace draws out all of Porthos' outsized vainglory to comic delight.
And now, in yet another unlikely occurrence, parrots, among the oldest victims of human acquisitiveness and vainglory, have become some of the most empathic readers of our troubled minds.
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Origin and Etymology of vainglory
bighead, complacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, egotism, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-glory, self-importance, self-love, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, vaingloriousness, vainness, vanity;
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