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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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Now, I simply need to consider to what extent writing this book review was vainglorious.
However, the vainglorious announcement by Tesco that they are replacing the NHS by offering free sight tests is stomach churning hypocrisy.
And on the wall of a vault, an artist has drawn himself-- or a cunning substitute-- at work, shaping a life-sized shabti designed to be his twin: a goateed dandy that our mute, vainglorious ventriloquist settles on one knee.
A totally simple and modest curatorial idea, yet also a vainglorious one when the six works are by Dan Flavin, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, John McCracken, Fred Sandback, and Richard Serra and the six rooms are sufficiently immense (David Zwirner's cavalcade of Nineteenth Street galleries, here put to perfectly minimal use).
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.
This president, too, would be better off focusing on the work at hand than worrying about a vainglorious name for it.
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.
In life and on the printed page, Molly Ivins was too cool to offer a posthumous valedictory (or even to take a victory lap for her many triumphs over inane, vainglorious, and addlepated politicos).
Vainglorious Philipp the Handsome (Sascha Oskar Weis) and his wife, Johanna the Mad (Mayer), share a delicious tango, "Te Quiero.
Inside the "gray-topped, heavy brow" building, however, she's summarily encircled by the bluebloods, a pestilent coterie of sniffy, vainglorious spoiled-rottens who devotedly pirouette around their bewitching film studies teacher, Hannah Schneider.