Versatile, lighthearted, boastful and pleasure-loving, he contrasts with the nobler and more intellectual character of Averroes.
You would also be proud, perhaps even boastful, of that trait.
This aspect helps shed light on why Aries is, at times, boastful and even aggressive.
He had retained all the habits of a country gentleman of his native Beam, careless, familiar, boastful, thrifty, cunning, combined since his sojourn at the court of the Valois with a taint of corruption.
Great, however, as the success of the Roman arms had been, it was not such as to justify this boastful inscription; we read of renewed attacks from the barbarians, and plans of a fourth campaign for the next summer.
Nintendogs owners are as boastful and attached to their pets as real dog owners.
He was never boastful but had great football knowledge.
It was in this .connexion that General Gordon assumed the command of the Chinese force, which under his direction gave a reality to the boastful title of "ever-victorious army" it had assumed under the two American adventurers Ward and Burgevine.
They are a sensitive, proud, if vindictive, and boastful people, with good conversational and reasoning powers, much sense of humour, tact and perception of character.
boastful man or a bully.
In 1513 Dr West, an envoy of Henry VIII., found James in the state of " a fey man," doomed, distracted, agitated and boastful.
I won't tell you my score, that would be just too boastful, but here are what the results say about me.
But I was far too inhibited to be so boastful.
I'm not having these boastful drunkards repairing my car.
He tells everyone in a rather boastful voice that flying is fun he is really enjoying the war.
boastful spirit showing itself in the Free Church.
It appears that a new apprentice of the village carpenter was very boastful of his scholarship.
boastful, arrogant behavior is tantamount to a nation spitting in its own face.
And, without sounding boastful, I very nearly got it spot on.
"Fastened by chains of adamant" was the boastful phrase in which Dionysius described his empire; but under his son, the younger Dionysius - an easy, good-natured, unpractical man - a reaction set in amongst the restless citizens of Syracuse, which, with its vast and mixed populations, must have been full of elements of turbulence and faction.
boastful words, lest your speech is reported elsewhere in the palace.
They were also boastful, proud and abusive according to 1 Timothy 1:7 and 6:4.
Besides Themison, its systematic founder, the school boasted many physicians eminent in their day, among whom Thessalus of Tralles, a halfeducated and boastful pretender, was one of the most popular.
Among less important, but still conspicuous, figures may be mentioned Kay (the Kai of the Mabinogion), Arthur's foster-brother and sensechal, the type of the bluff and boastful warrior, and Bedivere (Bedwyr), the type of brave knight and faithful retainer, who alone is with Arthur at his passing, and afterwards becomes " a hermit and a holy man."
But he was boastful, arrogant and quarrelsome; like the Telamonian Ajax, he was the enemy of Odysseus, and in the end the victim of the vengeance of Athene, who wrecked his ship on his homeward voyage (Odyssey, iv.
In the literature and drama of his country, the Andalusian is traditionally represented as the Gascon of Spain, ever boastful and mercurial; or else as a picaresque hero, bull-fighter, brigand or smuggler.
The often-quoted legal definition of a "quack" is "a boastful pretender to medical skill," but a "quack" may have great skill, and it is the claim to cure by remedies which he knows have no efficacy which makes him a "quack" (see Dakhyl v.
Meanwhile a headless statue of a king named Khyan, found at Bubastis, was attributed on various grounds to the Hyksos, the soundest arguments being his foreign name and the boastful un-Egyptian epithet "beloved of his ka," where "beloved of Ptah" or some other god was to be expected.
The exulting and boastful city (cf.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.
The tonality is confident not boastful, intelligent but not parental, playful and in plain English.
The trade union bureaucrats can permit themselves such boastful formulas only because they are not immediately threatened by fascism, or by Communism.
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