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Vanity

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VAN'ITY, n. L. vanitas, from vanus, vain.

1. Emptiness want of substance to satisfy desire uncertainty inanity.

Vanity of vanities, said the preacher all is vanity. Ecclesiastes 1 .

2. Fruitless desire or endeavor.

Vanity possesseth many who are desirous to know the certainty of things to come.

3. Trifling labor that produces no good.
4. Emptiness untruth

Here I may well show the vanity of what is reported in the story of Walsingham.

5. Empty pleasure vain pursuit idle show unsubstantial enjoyment.

Sin with vanity had fill'd the works of men.

Think not when woman's transient breath is fled, that all her vanities at once are dead succeeding vanities she still regards.

6. Ostentation arrogance.
7. Inflation of mind upon slight grounds empty pride, inspired by an overweening conceit of one's personal attainments or decorations. Fops cannot be cured of their vanity.

Vanity is the food of fools.

No man sympathizes with the sorrows of vanity.


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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Vanity'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/v/vanity.html.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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