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boast

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It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
Charles Baudelaire
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Noun

Singular
boast

Plural
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  1. A brag, a loud appraisal of oneself
  2. (squash) A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An oath or toast made during a ritual in Heathenry.

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Verb

Infinitive
to boast

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
-

to boast (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 235c.
      On no account will he or any other kind be able to boast that he's escaped the pursuit of those who can follow so detailed and comprehensive a method of enquiry.
  2. (squash) To play a boast shot

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