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vain·glo·ri·ous (adj.)

( P ) Pronunciation Key (vn-glôr-s, -glr-)

1.  Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity.
2.  Proceeding from vainglory.

- vain·glo·ri·ous·ly (adv.)
- vain·glo·ri·ous·ness (n.)
- vain·glo·ri·esque (blog.)


the many faces of vaingloriesque ~ a.k.a.  belinda or b

"Then I went off to fight some battle
That I'd invented inside my head
Away so long for years and years
You probably thought or even wished that I was dead

While the armies are all sleeping
Beneath the tattered flag we'd made
I had to stop in my tracks for fear
Of walking on the mines I'd laid

And if I built this fortress around your heart
Encircled you in trenches and barbed wire
Then let me build a bridge
For I cannot fill the chasm
And let me set the battlements on fire"

- 'Fortress Around Your Heart' by Sting

'where the words jump off my pen and into your pages'

"So I ran faster
But you caught me here
Yes my loyalties turned

Like my ankle
In the seventh grade
Running after Billy
Running after the rain"

"These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away

These precious things
Let them break
Their hold over me"

- 'Precious Things" by Tori Amos

'"Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in the old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal-temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

- 'Ulysses' by Lord Alfred Tennyson

"If I only could, I'd make a deal with God, and I'd get him to swap our places"

- 'Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush

"and we can be heroes, just for one day"</i>