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  • Ostensibly a solemn revenge for the burning of Greek temples by Xerxes, it has been justified as a symbolical act calculated to impress usefully the imagination of the East, and condemned as a senseless and vainglorious work of destruction.
  • And the consciousness that the insult was not yet avenged, that his rancor was still unspent, weighed on his heart and poisoned the artificial tranquillity which he managed to obtain in Turkey by means of restless, plodding, and rather vainglorious and ambitious activity.
  • Also a chance to spot this week 's vainglorious egomaniac who can talk a great script but fortunately for us ca n't write one.
  • And at the very moment of that vainglorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering.
  • Tony Blair, perfectly illustrates this, a prancing, posing, vainglorious man.

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