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In a bathroom, a combination lavatory and base cabinet.

Vanity

See also Conceit, Egotism.
Barnabas, Parson
conceited and weak clergyman. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Andrews]
Bottom, Nick
self-important weaver. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
Cassiopeia
claimed her beauty was greater than that of the Nereids. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 196]
Eglantine, Madame
distinguished by her feminine delicacy and seeming worldliness. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “The Prioress’s Tale”]
March, Amy
beautiful, vain, spoiled girl. [Am. Lit.: Little Women]
mirror
attribute of vainglory. [Art: Hall, 211]
Narcissus
fell in love with own image. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 174]
peacock
conceit personified. [Animal Symbolism: Hall, 239]
Turveydrop, Mr.
conceited father of Prince. [Br. Lit.: Bleak House]
Zion, Daughters of
Lord reacts harshly to their wanton finery. [O.T.: Isaiah 3:16–26]
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If you hung on to your hotpants and kipper ties, it's time to give them an outing; if not, you can always hire your Andy Gibb flares and Elton John platforms and strut your vainglorious stuff in some authentic designer disco wear.
Absent from shady gossip or vainglorious self-congratulatory posturing, The Measure of a Man truly ranks as a strong candidate for a top spot on the list of the 10 best celebrity memoirs published this year.
Challenging Russia militarily is vainglorious and stupid.
Though stubborn, grumpy, and vainglorious, Adams knew when to ask Jefferson for help--it was his idea to approach Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence, rather than do it himself.
Its retelling of the classic myth of Cupid and Psyche offers, Handel-style, a splendid showcase for duelling prime donne: the innocent, slightly vain, not-too-bright Psyche and the guileful, vainglorious Venus, her reluctant mother-in-law-to-be.
Vainglorious Death: A Funerary Fracas in Renaissance Brescia.
In an age of social dislocation and economic crisis, Spanish clerics wrote and preached extensively about the dignity of work and the preference for humble poverty over vainglorious honor, values expressed in the many scenes of the Holy Family at labor in the carpenter's workshop.
Enough with the vainglorious pursuit of empire like some 19th century colonialist power.
Vainglorious death; a funerary fracas in Renaissance Brescia.
If his ambitions were less vainglorious than Osama bin Laden's -- Shamil Basayev's beef was with Russia, not the West writ large, and his rather more narrow cause was independence for Chechnya -- he was just as fanatically addicted to killing.