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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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In addition, DeYoung suggests that the roots of vainglory tend to be pride and fear.
They are called not for vainglory but for service, and are given tremendous responsibility and called to special holiness.
Skidmore's interpretation combined scholarship with instinctive musicality, and sensibly used the classic Sussmayr completion (no messing about with other versions which are more about the editors' vainglory than Mozart himself).
With regard to the latter, the author sympathetically and reasonably concludes: "In the stories of the defeated, this has to lead us to forgive those aspects of exaggerated, exalted self-esteem, of a somewhat arrogant vainglory, as well as the distortion of events, which we can learn about from different sources.
Then many encounter stinging turbulence, leading to failure and dropouts, when higher education doesn't dumb down its standards to the levels of vainglory that earlier deceptive testing breeds.
For nowhere in this book on "spirituality" are the classic virtues (humility, longsuffering, forgiveness) or dangers (delusion, vainglory, worldliness) of spiritual life addressed.
He seeks out l'Enchanteur, who, through five acts, conjures up for him five stories which each demonstrate the evils of one particular passion: vainglory, ambition, desire, jealousy, hate.
Banzhaf, his vainglory notwithstanding, didn't "beat" any tobacco companies.
Shelley's poem Ozymandias, with which Richard Cork concluded the first session, encapsulates one aspect of that extended drama: how monuments can heighten a sense of futility or the vainglory of human achievement.
6] In another Stoic context, Thomas Bedingfield's translation of Cardan's Comforte (1576), a book many have argued is the one Hamlet carries on to the stage before the "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, Alexander and Caesar are listed with several others as types of human vainglory.
But Balkenhol's figures are less self-glorifying and more authentically heroic than Baselitz's antiheroes, who still show, in whatever tragic form, the vainglory of the old authoritarian German state.
And the Venerables were not shy about reminding everyone what Washington had been and what it had become, a self-infatuated money-grubbing iron triangle of stupefying vulgarity, vainglory, egotism, and greed, worse than Rome because at least in Rome there was lively sexual license, orgies and the like.