Nor was the Iroquois less struck with the vaunt of the white man.
He has answered me back, vaunt for vaunt, rhetoric for rhetoric.
Italy might vaunt the glories of ancient Rome; but Germany also had deeds to be proud of.
All this I mention not by way of vaunt, but to show how much can be accomplished, when the mind is easy.
A country playbill, bearing date 1807, seems indeed to vaunt the system of doubling to which the impresario had been driven.
First came the "vaunt chase," and then the "midel," and then the "parfytieres."
But here was an occasion for him to vaunt his pride with none of the accompanying discomforts.
Nor did Agricola ever vaunt his exploits to blazon his own fame.
I vaunt not myself; thou knowest what I have been and seest what I am.
He had ceased to shout his amorous songs, and vaunt his lustful triumphs.
c.1400, "speak vainly or proudly," from Middle French vanter "to praise, speak highly of," from Late Latin vanitare "to boast," frequentative of Latin vanare "to utter empty words," from vanus "idle, empty" (see vain). Related: Vaunted; vaunting.