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Definition of Boast

verb (used without object)
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.
verb (used with object)
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.

Boast Example in a sentance

Example Sentences for boast

Mandolines were soon in vogue and most rooms could boast of several.

Mrs Grey used to boast to you of my popularity; but I never liked it much.

Education alone, therefore, will determine whether a man will repent of any deed or boast of it.

We cannot boast of many fine evenings in old England—dear old England for all that!

I have lived long enough to boast an act, After which no mischief shall be new.

For a long time after, Sam did little else than boast of his skill as a doctor.

Not even those gallant German batteries who saved the infantry at Spicheren could boast of a finer feat.

Besides I cannot, or could not at that time, boast of being Ascher's intimate friend.

Let a man make some wild or foolish statement or boast; he never hears the last of it.

And dahlias, what purples, crimsons, and oranges they boast!

History of Boast

Word Origin & History

boast mid-13c., from Anglo-Norm. bost, probably via Scandinavian (cf. Norw. baus "proud, bold, daring"), from P.Gmc. *bausia "to blow up, puff up, swell" (cf. dial. Ger. baustern "to swell," M.Du. bose, Du. boos "evil, wicked, angry," O.H.G. bosi "worthless, slanderous," Ger. böse "evil, bad, angry"), from PIE *bhou-, variant of base *bheu- "to grow, swell" (see be). The notion apparently is of being "puffed up" with pride; cf. O.E. belgan "to become angry, offend, provoke," belg "anger, arrogance," from the same root as bellows and belly (q.v.).

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