Sentence Examples


  • She was sitting at the vanity table brushing her hair when he returned.
  • Whether the name was given in mere vanity to the barrier which Alexander passed (as Arrian and others repeatedly allege), or was founded also on some verbal confusion, cannot be stated.
  • As a historian, I know it has been the vanity of every age to think it represents a high point in history.
  • Alas for the vanity of man's judgment and man's prescience !
  • From the day when Pierre, after leaving the Rostovs' with Natasha's grateful look fresh in his mind, had gazed at the comet that seemed to be fixed in the sky and felt that something new was appearing on his own horizon--from that day the problem of the vanity and uselessness of all earthly things, that had incessantly tormented him, no longer presented itself.