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the Huron coldly continued; "we have heard them boast that their faces were pale.
While I was rich enow at home, and had friends, they blew great boasts of how they loved me.
The "George and Dragon" at Wargrave boasts a sign, painted on the one side by Leslie, R.
He boasts about it to this day, and has the hour to a syllable as if the first thing he ever did was to look at the clock.
But still Ska, the vulture, circled and soared above him, and the ape-man, notwithstanding his boasts, felt a shudder of apprehension.
He is a son of O-Tar, the jeddak," replied Lan-O; "but his mother was a high born Gatholian, captured and made slave by O-Tar, and A-Kor boasts that in his veins runs only the blood of his mother, and indeed is he different from the others.
The fishermen, on the other hand, were in high feather, and their boasts went up and down the river to add to our discomfiture.
A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody
This Man, born and now upgrown, To shew him worthy of his birth divine And high prediction, henceforth I expose To Satan; let him tempt, and now assay His utmost subtlety, because he boasts And vaunts of his great cunning to the throng Of his Apostasy.
Mark, too, how little Johnson boasts of his 'sincerity.
Everyone boasts that the most divine of poets, Homer and Hesiod, are said to be his particular countrymen.
There was something very impressive in the ghostly air with which all this was done; and as Mr Knag was a tall lank gentleman of solemn features, wearing spectacles, and garnished with much less hair than a gentleman bordering on forty, or thereabouts, usually boasts, Mrs Nickleby whispered her daughter that she thought he must be literary.