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I was," Jim went on with a boastful, nervous giggle.
Her eyes were shining; she tried not to let her words sound proud and boastful.
And he repeated her words with such assurance of accent, such boastful pretence of amazement, that she could not help replying with quickness,
It makes one's blood boil, yet heart tremble, to think that we Englishmen and our American descendants, with their boastful cry of liberty, have been and are so guilty: but it is a consolation to reflect, that we at least have made a greater sacrifice, than ever made by any nation, to expiate our sin.
Say not so, old Eester, for few fathers and mothers have greater reason to be boastful than ourselves.
In boastful proof of his promptitude and activity, as a remarkable man, and a self-made man, and a commercial wonder more admirable than Venus, who had risen out of the mud instead of the sea, he liked to show how little his domestic affairs abated his business ardour.
What boastful father in the fulness of his heart ever related such wonders of his infant prodigy, as Kit never wearied of telling Barbara in the evening time, concerning little Jacob?
The British people are entitled to be furious that boastful politicians appear to have learned nothing from past scandals.
Accountability has to be established of this government as to why it has failed despite the boastful statements of the Prime Minister himself and of his Ministers about action across the border,"he said.
Rip-off touts are on the verge of destroying auditorium gigs with inflated prices that mean only boastful wannabes can afford the best seats, while true fans are left languishing on the margins or faced with splashing out their savings to get to the concert.
There was talk of Clangers that were leaking, while a boastful Steven announced: "I've got a huge Clanger
I must have a lucky star - that must be my mother up there watching over me Former football star David Ginola on the heart attack he suffered last year Someone should explain to the boastful Lewis Hamilton that Formula One racing is 95% car and 5% driver Mike Wright, of Calcot, Berks, in a letter to the Daily Mail