Definition of vaunt:
- A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done; ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag.
- The first part.
- To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
- To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag.
- To put forward; to display.
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- "Border and Bastille", George A. Lawrence.
One Sunday, Mr. Hackit's nephew, Master Tom Stokes, a flippant town youth, greatly scandalized his excellent relatives by declaring that he could write as good a sermon as Mr. Gilfil's; whereupon Mr. Hackit sought to reduce the presumptuous youth to utter confusion, by offering him a sovereign if he would fulfil his vaunt.- "Scenes of Clerical Life", George Eliot.
But, Sir, if it be imagined that by this mutual quotation and commendation; if it be supposed that, by casting the characters of the drama, assigning to each his part, to one the attack, to another the cry of onset; or if it be thought that, by a loud and empty vaunt of anticipated victory, any laurels are to be won here; if it be imagined, especially, that any or all these things will shake any purpose of mine,- I can tell the honorable member, once for all, that he is greatly mistaken, and that he is dealing with one of whose temper and character he has yet much to learn.- "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.