Boasted



to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself.
to speak with pride (often followed by of):
He boasted of his family’s wealth.
to speak of with excessive pride or vanity:
He boasts himself a genius.
to be proud in the possession of:
The town boasts a new school.
a thing boasted of; a cause for pride:
Talent is his boast. It is her boast that she has never betrayed a friend.
exaggerated or objectionable speech; bragging:
empty boasts and threats.
to dress or shape (stone) roughly.
Contemporary Examples

David’s Bookclub: Northern Light David Frum October 7, 2012
PBS’ ‘I, Claudius’ Still Captivates With its Taut Drama Jace Lacob March 26, 2012
President Obama’s Lofty Laundry List on Display in State of the Union Howard Kurtz January 24, 2012
The Price Lara Logan Paid Howard Kurtz February 19, 2011
Men’s Terminal Velocity: Why the Deadly Need for Speed? William O’Connor July 26, 2013

Historical Examples

South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
Philothea Lydia Maria Child
If I May A. A. Milne
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay

verb
(intransitive; sometimes foll by of or about) to speak in exaggerated or excessively proud terms of one’s possessions, skills, or superior qualities; brag
(transitive) to possess (something to be proud of): the city boasts a fine cathedral
noun
a bragging statement
a possession, attribute, attainment, etc, that is or may be bragged about
verb
(transitive) to shape or dress (stone) roughly with a broad chisel
noun
a stroke in which the ball is hit on to one of the side walls before hitting the front wall
verb
to hit (the ball) in this way or make such a stroke
n.
v.

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