However, these negative effects of bragging are all about how other people see and evaluate the braggart
. Stated differently, they are the harmful social effects of boasting that the braggart
may be oblivious of (or choose to ignore).
'It shall be what o'clock I say it is', thunders Petruchio (4.3.189)--thundering is what braggarts
TIME for The Apprentice to retire after its recent array of lying braggarts
and the deluded.
Supreme Court ruling delivered Thursday is notable for its common sense - not the decision on the health care law, but the one protecting Americans' right to be contemptible braggarts
. In a 6-3 vote the court struck down the Stolen Valor Act, a law passed in 2005 making it a crime, punishable by up to a year in prison, to make false claims about military service, medals and decorations.
Even those anti-war braggarts
who had voted against the Iraq war were spineless when it came to supporting legal moves against the arch-warmonger who had caused it all.
What outraged me is the way he stereotypes all the African leaders, past and present, as a bunch of braggarts
not worth any recognition--except "anti-imperialist heroes".
A library is braced for a rowdy time from braggarts
, swashbucklers and brawlers.
Researching the era has been fascinating as it was one full of characters, cheats, wild women and braggarts
- the perfect backdrop to poker's history.
Security researchers see 2005 as the year in which cyberattackers turned from braggarts
to capitalists, with "the vast majority of threats ...
Rowling's keen insight into all-too-human nature, including the flaws of bullies and braggarts
, teenage heartbreak, and the adolescent emotions that can all too easily turn best friend against best friend.
Those good intentions actually drive customers away, because people don't like associating with braggarts
. Dreamweavers do the exact opposite.
The service was as good as any I've seen on cruises with predetermined dinner seatings with one exception: I did not have to dine with a bunch of braggarts
trying to outdo each other with tales of the one thousand cruises to Bora Bora they have taken over the past two years.
Culkin's a quick-witted chatterbox and, together, they make a formidable partnership in the face of bullies and braggarts
"These communists are braggarts
. They talk as if they are somebody.
Heartbroken Bantams players and manager Stuart McCall had to endure pathetic braggarts
goading them and police made 12 arrests at the game - but Berylson (above) pointed the finger at inadequate crowd control.