(v. i.) To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag.
(v. t.) To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
(n.) A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done; ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag.
(n.) The first part.
(v. t.) To put forward; to display.
(1) Despite Facebook's size and reach, and its much-vaunted role in the short-lived Arab spring , there are reasons for thinking that Twitter may be the more important service for the future of the public sphere – that is, the space in which democracies conduct public discussion.
(2) But the squeeze on living standards also cited has been exacerbated by the chancellor's January VAT rise, and the Bank clearly sets little store by his much-vaunted "plan for growth".
(3) Those Lords resisting an elected chamber had better prove their vaunted independence by kicking up an almighty stink at being denied any voice in the main cuts legislation whizzing through Westminster.
(4) Well he didn’t and it’s not – and Clinton’s staff had better get to shoring up that vaunted Southern firewall before South Carolinians feel the Bern, too.
(5) The show stars Berry as a jobbing actor with vaunting ambition who gets into surreal scrapes, with a supporting cast including Doon Mackichan as his agent and Robert Bathurst as his housemate.
(6) Rather than identifying Americans’ easy and even vaunted access to firearms as a leading cause of mass shootings, gun rights advocates would rather blame gun violence on mental illness, bad parenting and other factors other than the cheap and easy availability of guns.
(7) News of the confrontation broke a day before the arrival of Xi Jinping , the Chinese president, in India, and has undermined official statements vaunting the goodwill between the two nations.
(8) Copé courted the party's right wing by vaunting the merits of an "uninhibited" UMP addressing subjects such as "anti-white racism".
(9) England were 10 points ahead in the third quarter and comfortably in control against opponents who had barely mounted a significant attack and whose vaunted defence was pulled apart with surprising ease at times.
(10) No amount of "investment pots" and "three-fold rises in apprenticeships" will make a difference to the much-vaunted growth and enterprise.
(11) The last Labour government received its wake-up call during the 2007-08 banking and commodity crisis, when global raw food prices doubled in months, as did oil, on which the much vaunted success of 20th century food policy depends.
(12) We have the opportunity to build a more resilient, sustainable economy provides a wide ranging number of policy and regulatory insights which will help lay the foundations of the much vaunted, slow to arrive, green economy.” Karl Harder from Abundance Generation said: “The Carbon Bubble is something the public must wake up to, and we must start divesting – fast if we are to avoid what could be the biggest financial crisis we have ever seen.
(13) The number of "City-type" jobs will finish the year at around 288,000 says the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), a head count that would be on a par with 1998 and well below the peak of 354,000 seen 2007 which was the high water mark for the UK's once vaunted financial services sector.
(14) A high-profile glitch in ITV's much-vaunted FA Cup coverage - which meant that millions of viewers missed the winning goal in a Merseyside derby - may have been a transmission fault, but could all too easily be seen as symbolic of a broadcaster with its eye off the ball.
(15) That increase came despite the much-vaunted switch from coal to shale gas – with its lower emissions than coal when burned for energy – that has dominated the US's energy economy in recent years.
(16) Waddoup emphasised it is in fact the Russian middle class, not the much-vaunted oligarchs, who are driving the overseas property market.
(17) Facebook Twitter Pinterest The Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘So much pain was implanted in that time’ – video interview The much-vaunted advance of streaming sites Netflix and Amazon looks also to have been thwarted, with neither of their much-touted films, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix) and Chi-Raq (Amazon) finding Oscar favour.
(18) Not even Mad Men, with its much-vaunted gorgeous wardrobe and much-interviewed costume designer Janie Bryant , has had any effect on how people actually dress.
(19) Despite the Australian government’s diversions, the rotation has much broader significance; it is a key node in America’s much vaunted “pivot to Asia”, a once-in-a-generation strategic shift through which the US seeks to maintain its regional military dominance in the face of a rising China.
(20) David Noble, chief executive officer at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply said: "The much-vaunted march of the makers has finally materialised with the UK manufacturing sector's output growth hitting a 29-month high in July.