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Word Example of - boast

    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!

Word Origin & 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.).