Mr. Dashwood could not be mistaken for a pedant, unless a coxcomb be a sort of pedant.
I told him he was a coxcomb, always pretending to be wiser than his companions.
He hints that this is perhaps the reason why a coxcomb always believes himself to be handsome.
Nature has sometimes made a fool; but a coxcomb is always of a man's own making.
That hitherto, and I am nearly twenty-five years old, I have looked at women with a coxcomb's eyes.
Somebody says, that nature may make a fool, but a coxcomb is always of his own making.
He was a lieutenant-colonel, and a coxcomb; and she keeps her chamber in form, and the servants say she receives no messages.
Heart, I took it for granted, he had none; how should a coxcomb come by a heart?
Having been a coxcomb in his youth, Fox was now degenerating into the sloven.
Whatever might be said of others, thou, at least, wast no coxcomb.