You used to brag
that you were a better man with hands and spear than Menelaus.
The Canadians, especially, who, with their constitutional vivacity, have a considerable dash of the gascon, were buoyant and boastful, and great brag
arts as to the future; while all those who had been in the service of the Northwest Company, and engaged in the Indian trade, plumed themselves upon their hardihood and their capacity to endure privations.
I needn't be so proud of having been down all these sewers that I should brag
about it to the little boys in the street.
Then they open their throttle valves, and how they do brag
, and sneer, and swell, and soar, and blaspheme the sacred name of Truth
He lets the youngsters brag
away for a while, and then, during a momentary lull, he removes the pipe from his mouth, and remarks, as he knocks the ashes out against the bars:
At heart he was a coward--she had known it since first she had heard him brag
as, a visitor at the court of her father, he had sought to impress her with his valour.
Damme if I think he meant to turn king's evidence; but he's that sort of bragging fellow, the bragging runs over hedge and ditch with him, till he'd brag
of a spavin as if it 'ud fetch money.
I'm not exactly given to brag
when I'm away from my own country--one hears too much of that all the time--but between you and me, I shouldn't say that it was possible for two crimes like that to be committed in New York City and for the murderer to get off scot free in either case.
The Englishman's proverbial lack of bragging is a subtler form of brag
It was hard on the stupid lowly, for they were coppered to lose from the start; but the more he saw of the others, the apparent winners, the less it seemed to him that they had anything to brag
And yet - an' I ain't just makin' a brag
of it - I've ben different from the people I've herded with.
And look at the traders themselves, with a score of years' experience, making their brag
that no nigger would ever get them, and whose heads to this day are ornamenting the rafters of the canoe houses.