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People used to call him a fine boy, and I felt so proud to hear it; but they did n't know half how wise he was, because he did n't show off a bit.
Or go to church next Sunday, and watch a certain family filing in, the boy lifting his legs high to show off his new boots, but all the others demure, especially the timid, unobservant-looking little woman in the rear of them.
Miss Power used to have us up to show off when people came.
Dan sarcastically inquired if all she went to church for was to show off her fine clothes and look at other people's; then they quarrelled and didn't speak to each other for two days, much to Cecily's distress.
Didn't she say before they had sat down five minutes that Barbara's mother was exactly the sort of lady she expected, and didn't Barbara's mother say that Kit's mother was the very picture of what she had expected, and didn't Kit's mother compliment Barbara's mother on Barbara, and didn't Barbara's mother compliment Kit's mother on Kit, and wasn't Barbara herself quite fascinated with little Jacob, and did ever a child show off when he was wanted, as that child did, or make such friends as he made!
I instructed the Marcos to keep quiet about this sumptuousness, so as to give me a chance to surprise the guests and show off a little.
Standing on one leg three hours, to show off new-style strapped pants at 12 1/2 cents per leg per hour.
Why, he rides to see the boys at the little school, too, and to show off before them his new wealth and splendour.
There is a good deal of science to be shown in the bass, and it affords a fine opportunity to show off a full, deep voice.
Don't show off your futile accomplishments," said Lord Lundie.
And he asked himself whether he loved anyone, whether he loved Sofya Ivanovna, or Father Seraphim, whether he had any feeling of love for all who had come to him that day--for that learned young man with whom he had had that instructive discussion in which he was concerned only to show off his own intelligence and that he had not lagged behind the times in knowledge.
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Sometimes people even insist we show off some more.
A LEAGUE APART show off the North DON'T miss Thursday night's Grassroots Sport for a picture special featuring this season's Northumberland Girls Football League winners and Saturday night's Grassroots for the first in our summer series of junior football champions picture specials EARNING TOP BIL-LING Shilbottle (left) lifted the Sportsworld North Northumberland League's Bilclough Cup after defeating Tweedmouth 2-1 after extra time in the final Picture: STEVE MILLER WONDER WALL Northern Alliance Division One champions Wallington (above) Picture: STEVE MILLER THREE-MENDOUS Heaton Stannington (above) show off their hat-trick of trophies - the Northern Alliance Premier League title, the NFA Benevolent Bowl, and the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup.