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Vaunt, vb. 1) intr. a) to glory, to exult: “v. in their youthful sap, at height decrease,” Sonn. 15, 7. “under the hoofs of --ing enemies,” H4A V, 3, 43. “rouse thy --ing veins,” H5 II, 3, 4 (Pistol's speech). “the foe --s in the field,” R3 V, 3, 288.
b) to boast: “make your --ing true,” Caes. IV, 3, 52. With a clause: she --ed . . . the train of her gown was better worth than etc. H6B I, 3, 87.
2) tr. to boast, to glory in, to possess with pride: “that meaner men should v. that golden hap which their superiors want,” Lucr. 41.
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