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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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Paul Flynn, Labour MP for Newport West, said: "Oz has elected a bigoted air-head to drag them backwards into mean prejudice and vainglorious chauvinism."y or ted th " Union chiefs said Labour leader Mr Miliband must take note of how disunity in the Australian Labor Party led to its election defeat on Saturday after six years in power.
It should be sold forthwith and the much improved financial position used to benefit the game, rather than continuing the unequal struggle to save the face of vainglorious failure.
So let's not get too bamboozled by the benighted and their vainglorious post-imperial pantomimes - sic transit gloria mundi!
He could have used the opportunity to show some remorse for the hundreds of thousands of lives lost as a result of Mr Blair's vainglorious war.
This vainglorious man should go now and leave running the country to Brown.
AUDLEY HARRISON is a proud man, vainglorious with it.
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Rob Curtis Barry Action for Nature Vainglorious Boris FEW will praise plucky Boris for sticking it to the EU when his vainglorious posturing has wrecked their livelihoods.
The always reliable Alun Armstrong is also great as Rabbit's perpetually exasperated and no-nonsense Northern boss, while the always welcome Paul Kaye pops up as the slimy, vainglorious DI Tanner, his disfigured face half-hidden behind a Phantom of the Opera-type mask.
He sees most of the traditional "heroes" as vainglorious and disingenuous, disguising their desire for fame behind their self-created myths of scientific endeavor and the search for geographical knowledge.
In Surah An Nisa while informing mankind of the traits Allah dislikes most, which are being arrogant, vainglorious, niggardly, etc, it is also conveyed a glad tidings that 'Allah is never unjust in the least degree; if there is any good done, He doubleth it and giveth from His own presence a great reward' (IV: 40)
The vainglorious bumbler who ludicrously poses as Churchill will be lucky to have the status of arch-appeaser Neville Chamberlain in the nation's eyes when Labour has finished.