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The attempt "may prove very exhausting and at times even dangerous, but the results could prove to be glorious and possibly even vainglorious," the company said in a statement.
Soldiering America dutifully lets you know that no American military member will be left behind; and the nation seems to find idiotic pride in such a vainglorious act.
Ideas pile up in the air, the cumulative product of illiterate native hunters, virtuous and vainglorious field naturalists, and inglorious taxonomists, almost all of them soon forgotten.
A vainglorious Osama Bin Laden dyed his beard black and put on golden robes when he appeared before camera to record his ominous messages to his followers and adversaries from a hideous den in Pakistan.
The Irish are just as revolted by the antics of this vainglorious man as the rest of us.
And sometimes you should keep your silence and count your millions, rather than write such a vainglorious revision of recent history.
I FOUND Will Batchelor''s vainglorious lampooning of the BA dispute worse than irritating, not out of adversity to satire and healthy cynicism, but precisely because his column was ill-informed about an industrial dispute that by threatening the holiday plans of millions of passengers, is emphatically more than a "little spat" centred around "vastly discounted air travel" for striking (and sacked) cabin crew.
England's fawning media would love to see the vainglorious Mourinho make the last four so that they can marvel even more at how wonderful he is, but the Russians continually have defied the odds during this campaign and they are confident they have one last trick to produce.
However, the vainglorious announcement by Tesco that they are replacing the NHS by offering free sight tests is stomach churning hypocrisy.
Somewhat ironic given Messrs Bush and Brown justifying their vainglorious wars on the spreading of democracy in the Muslim world.
A totally simple and modest curatorial idea, yet also a vainglorious one when the six works are by Dan Flavin, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, John McCracken, Fred Sandback, and Richard Serra and the six rooms are sufficiently immense (David Zwirner's cavalcade of Nineteenth Street galleries, here put to perfectly minimal use).