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If within the vainglory of Zane's work there is at least a scrap of amusement, Whitney Bedford's paintings lack so much as a trace of it.
As he falls onto the forest fire, dressed ridiculously as a frogman, the scuba-diving office worker concludes that the distance between glory and vainglory is infinitesimal, mere smoke.
Geographically speaking, Khuzestan is to Iraq what Czech Sudetenland was to Germany on the eve of World War II and, like that region, it bore the brunt of its western neighbor's expansionist vainglory.
Bigger, faster, smarter than anything previously attempted, the LHC is modern civilization's answer to the pyramids of Egypt, but better: a monument to curiosity, not superstition, whose scale reflects function, not vainglory.
No one ever accused this second, aristocratic Catherine of vainglory.
While the Bush administration is characterized with ignorance, vainglory, and stubbornness, the war cabal must be aware of the fact that democracy does not serve its cupidity in our region.
God-fearingness and piety, the word karim was thenceforth applied to someone who expends his wealth 'in the path of Allah' (fi sabil Allah) and out of piety, rather than recklessly (tabdhiran) and out of vainglory (ri'a').
And perhaps because of an "ailment" that focuses his attention on things that are of more lasting than immediate value, he also tries to distance himself completely from vainglory, while astutely seeking to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.
He claims to have nothing left to say, that his public has tired of him, and that such emptiness is all to the best, since he might otherwise "fall into that evil disease, vainglory.
But this is my column and as, like Sherlock Holmes, I've always considered false modesty to be just as absurd an affectation as vainglory, I can tell you with absolutely no fear of informed contradiction that I am a truly great sub-editor.
They are called not for vainglory but for service, and are given tremendous responsibility and called to special holiness.
Le conte du Graal, therefore, may be viewed as a romance of failure, although Perceval's fiasco may not only betoken the fiasco of chevalerie grounded in vainglory.