Just so were these men, empire-builders in the Arctic Light, boastful
and drunken and clamorous, winning surcease for a few wild moments from the grim reality of their heroic toil.
I was," Jim went on with a boastful
, nervous giggle.
When their strife was at its height, a Bramble from the neighboring hedge lifted up its voice, and said in a boastful
tone: "Pray, my dear friends, in my presence at least cease from such vain disputings.
And she, full of anger, decided to make good the boastful
words of her messenger and take Brown Bull by force.
Captain Jim never said a boastful
word, but it was impossible to help seeing what a hero the man had been--brave, true, resourceful, unselfish.
Sir Mulberry won every game; and when his companion threw down the cards, and refused to play any longer, thrust forth his wasted arm and caught up the stakes with a boastful
oath, and the same hoarse laugh, though considerably lowered in tone, that had resounded in Ralph Nickleby's dining- room, months before.
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.
False and boastful
conceits and phrases mount upwards and take their place.
Her eyes were shining; she tried not to let her words sound proud and boastful
It was brought about by a conversation in the Eldorado Saloon, in which men waxed boastful
of their favorite dogs.
He declared, in his boastful
way, that we should see the Diamond on his finger, if the English army took Seringapatam.
Let him believe that his message has produced its effect--let him know nothing of us, and hear nothing of us--let us give him full time to feel secure--his own boastful
nature, unless I seriously mistake him, will hasten that result.
I am a night cabby, I am," he whispered, with a sort of boastful
Say not so, old Eester, for few fathers and mothers have greater reason to be 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.