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Boast (verb neuter)

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To Boast. v.n. [bôst, Welch.]

  1. To brag; to display one's own worth, or actions, in great words; to talk ostentatiously; with of.

    For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia. 2 Cor. ix 2.

  2. Sometimes it is used with in.

    Some surgeons I have met, carrying bones about in their pockets, boasting in that which was their shame. Wiseman.

  3. To exalt one's self.

    Thus with your mouth you have boasted against me, and multiplied your words against me. Ezek. xxxv. 13.

Sources: The Bible - 2. Corinthians (10) · The Bible - Ezekiel (12) · Wiseman, Richard (68)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131) · Welsh (Welch) (27)

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