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Word: vaunted

Definition: boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag


Sentences Containing 'vaunted'

As for the roof he vaunted, he might have found that shutting out the sky in a new way to wit, for ever, from the eyes of the bodies into which its lead was fired, out of the barrels of a hundred thousand muskets.
I knew at once that they were speaking of Don Gaspar Gregorio, whose comeliness surpasses the most highly vaunted beauty.

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