Glossing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 64 pages
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Familiar Quotations GloatingAn impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating.ndash;Marie Carmichael StopesGloating ndash; BragI love to watch the rooster crow, he's like so many men I know, who brag and bluster, rant and shout and beat their manly chests without a single thing to brag about.ndash;AnonymousIt ain't bragging if you can do it.ndash;Dizzy DeanA church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.ndash;Henry MenckenUnworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.ndash;Danish ProverbConceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.ndash;Johnny UnitasThere is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.ndash;Johnny UnitasGloating ndash; ExultWhen we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.ndash;Gilbert ChestertonCommonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.ndash;John Masefield Use in Literature GloatingHe further assured me that the parties were mere figureheads of The Supply Company; that they were exceedingly bearish on the market, gloating over the recent depreciation in prices, and perfectly willing to fatten on the wreck and ruin of others.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.I used to look in the glass and gloat over the amount and variety of mournful expression I could throw into my features.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in The Story of a Bad Boy.

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