What is boast?

  • (verb): Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner.
    Synonyms: sport, feature
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on boast, boasts:

Taliesin - Legendary Account of His Life - Court of Maelgwn Gwynedd
... When the king heard of this boast from his companions, he was very angry and imprisoned Elphin ... When the king saw this, he tried to boast to Elphin that his wife was not so virtuous after all ... To prove Elphin’s boast about his bard, Taliesin showed up at Maelgwn’s court ...
Symbel - Germanic Neopaganism
... Participants may also make boasts of their own deeds, or oaths or promises of future actions ... toasts in honor of the Gods, then ancestors and/or heroes, and then a general or personal boast ... Other boasts may take place as necessary ...
Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean - Lyrics
... brave crew With her flag proudly floating before her, The boast of the red, white and blue, The boast of the red, white and blue, The boast of the red, white, and blue ...
Gab (song)
... A gab or gap (, "boast") is an Occitan boasting song of the High Middle Ages (1100–1350), when the troubadours were popular ... Sometimes the gab is not considered a separate genre of poetry but simply a boast found within another genre, commonly the sirventes ... The Occitan word gab means "boast" and comes from the verb gabar (to open the mouth wide, i.e ...
Tournament Of Tottenham - Plot
... During a drinking fest, Perkyn (a potter) boasts to Rondal, the local reeve, that he is the most worthy among the men to marry Tyb, Rondal's attractive daughter ... The boast brings about responses from the others, who equally boast of their worthiness, whereupon Perkyn challenges anyone to a joust to settle the issue ... After each worker makes his overblown boast of bravery (Perkyn going last), the "tournament" commences ...

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Famous quotes containing the word boast:

    Since every man who lives is born to die,
    And none can boast sincere felicity,
    With equal mind, what happens, let us bear,
    Nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    Since ev’ry man who lives is born to die,
    And none can boast sincere felicity,
    With equal mind, what happens, let us bear,
    Nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    Men are often so foolish as to boast and value themselves upon their passions, even those that are most vicious. But envy is a passion so full of cowardice and shame that no one every ever had the confidence to own it.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)