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Adi desired to meet the men who killed his brother, to reach through their facade of boastfulness and offer them a way back to reality by granting forgiveness.
It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence.
The boastfulness showed by the French Foreign Minister and the threats he uttered against Syria come in defense of the participation of hundreds of French citizens in the terrorist war against Syria including 300 French people who are fighting by the side of the armed terrorist groups," he added.
I think that kind of boastfulness and the pompous attitude that accompanies it is destructive.
Lu Xun was never inclined to boastfulness, but it can be detected from his Preface that he believed the poems were an appropriate farewell gift for his creative self, as he launched himself into political writings.
Contrast was used cleverly, so that the line "One time when my dad was beating up my mum I gave her the umbrella which had a metal thing at the end of it", spoken by a character fixing his bike, was said with all the casual boastfulness of a mechanic telling his mate about his pub darts prowess.
And if that boastfulness turned out to be universal or common, then the viewer would see at once the nature of this regime.
Davis found that higher levels of empathic concern predicted higher levels of shyness and anxiety, and lower levels of egotism and boastfulness.
The consul general's comment read: " Nath speaks with such brashness, boastfulness, and at times niave ( sic) simplicity that one tends to discount it all.
Much of what we see in him is the effort to deploy a style of masculinity, of swaggering performances of fluency and indomitability, as a way to clear space inside the confines of a received narrative of model-minority achievement, as if that masculine boastfulness, which at some moments is blusteringly homophobic and at others treats parental homophobia with a condescending savoir vivre, might itself do some of the work of assimilation, but in a way gratifyingly separate from the protocols of a previous generation.
Turner dubbed, "All-Talk Turner" by his friends because of his boastfulness, met Emily in December 2010, soon after she had returned from living in New Zealand with her family.