Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, September 5, 2012-- vainglory
Posted on 09/05/2012 4:48:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
vainglory \ˈvān-ˌglȯr-ē, ˌvān-ˈ\
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noun 1. excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity. 2. empty pomp or show.
veɪnˈglɔriəs,-ˈgloʊr-[veyn-glawr-ee-uhs, -glohr-] adjective 1. filled with or given to vainglory: a vainglorious actor. 2. characterized by, showing, or proceeding from vainglory: a vainglorious estimate of one's ability.
c.1300, "worthless glory," waynglori, from O.Fr. vaine glorie, from M.L. vana gloria (see vain + glory). Related: vainglorious
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When I looked up vainglory in the dictionary, I was referred to the Democratic National Convention.
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This morning’s media was replete with vainglorious tributes to the Wookie.
i have my fingers in my ears and i am humming so as not to hear a single word from the DNC this week.
i asked my husband if he got “misty” when i speak.... ; )
I watched exactly none of the DNC. And even that was too much.
2012 DNC Requiem
They wanted glory, but in vain.
Vainglory was their only gain!
Don’t hold back,darlin’. Tell us how you really feel.
I must be a glutton for punishment, but I listened to MO’s speech. DrK was dead on....great delivery, but all bull$hit. She was not talking about the same man we all have known for 4 years. Worked 4yrs ago, not this year.
He would be in a better position in Texas since we are gun friendly, and of course he won’t be in the inner city. But yeah when I read stuff like this it makes me want to live out in West Texas again. Not that there wouldn’t be problems out there, but you could see them coming for days in that flat land.
i don’t know, there are people who LIKE him and will find that crap believable. i had zumba last night, but never turned the tv on when i got back bc i knew i would trash my own house in a fit of tourettes if i heard a word of it.
i had the paralegal in here this AM talking politics so i feel on edge about it all again. her relatives in PA are not voting for obama. but the virgil goode candidacy in VA is a bad thing and i am just furious at the @#^%^#$^^& purists who think that this is somehow a GOOD IDEA and they can stand on PRINCIPLE by supporting a conservative. honest to God, so you are standing on an ash heap of our country/democracy feeling sooooo good about your @#%^U&) principles. good for you.
My God I can hardly stand to read comments on FR anymore - the idiots who still refuse to support our Republican candidate are just infuriating. They are so filled with hate toward Romney/Ryan, they make me wonder if they will be cheering if obama is reelected because the “evil Romney” won’t have won.
At this point, those suckers would have voted for him already. My dem driver last night walked into the squad room right after I put the DNC on CSPAN. He took one look at it, turned his chair so his back was to it and sat down to visit with one of the guys. I asked him if he was dissing the DNC and he loudly proclaimed “I told you I was not voting this year!” We all just smirked. I turned it off right after that. I had to stay up to 11 when I went off duty so I did watch MO’s speech when I got home. My other driver is a Rep, he loved Clint Eastwood. I told him about #EmptyChairDay and he got a good laugh.
The situation in VA concerns me. This idiot needs to withdraw his candidacy so his followers vote for Romney. Jerks and their egos. Is he a cousin to Akins?
apparently Clint played well in the “provinces.” the paralegal said her relatives in PA and WV all loved it and thought it was funny as all get out.
and her relatives are Dems, btw.
he’d have to be more sane than the third party purist wackjobs on FR, and considering he has the b@!!s to run for President when he could not even win reelection in his own district, shows you he’s not tethered to reality. it’s all about fing over the GOPe, even if it means fing over the country and consigning it to the dustbin.
There was also a tribute to Ted Kennedy, the only soldier known to have a confirmed kill in the war on women.
(man - I was so nervous it was going to be some “not guilty” comment of mine...)
oh i see those too ; )
the phrase tommy the halfling made me LOL!
Vainglory, thy name is Hussein.
If one wants to know the true meaning of “vainglory”, they should watch the Democratic National Convention!!!!
NO mention of God, praising those who enter into same-sex “marriage” as having the courage of our Founding Fathers, and calling the Presidency of Barack Hussein obama Soebarkah a success!
Note the presence of muslim women in full hijab as delegates to this cracked convention, clapping for every mention of women’s “rights”. Women who must be encased in tents all day have no rights! And they and their cohorts are NOT Americans!!!!
seriously? whoa! that's just ridic!
I had the TV on in the background last night, so caught a few snippets of Rham and the San Antonio mayor.
I’d vote for the Democrats if I believed anything they were saying wasn’t complete BS. We’re for the middle class, they just support the rich. Same rhetoric they haul out every time since FDR.
Trotting out someone named Castro at the DNC seems very fitting.
I was expecting Fidel, or at the very least Raoul.
Maybe I’m being harsh, but that military mom who introduced Michelle is the textbook definition of “useful idiot.”
did you see that apparently barney frank checked in somewhere wearing an autoerotic collar. no holds barred now, barney, let all of that creepy sordid perversion hang out.
Oh WOW! Well Said!
Oh. My. God.
I can’t BELIEVE it!
When she gets the form letter he didn’t even sign after the death of her son she will turn on him. Hopefully, it doesn’t happen. Not wishing that on her sons bc she is a fool.
you need to give a warning on that one. as someone noted on the thread, not possibly his belt, too small to fit around his waist.
no maybe he just forgot to put the belt in his luggage after taking it off for TSA so he just looped it around his neck. right??? ; )
someone postulating that it was perhaps “medicinal” was pretty funny...
While Obama basks in his vainglory,
The economy is still the main story.
Once this Socialist boor
Gets thrown out the door,
That will go far to ease the pain for me.
It's not original. I saw it on twitter last night.