The train driver who left scores dead in Spain once boasted about hitting 125 mph.
Truly, this was one production that boasted an insanely large—and influential—cast.
This, too is an unexpected glimpse of a man who boasted that he never let polls or public perceptions influence his decisions.
Except he did help bail out the banks, and boasted in the speech about rescuing General Motors.
As the Dish noted recently, country music once boasted a wide array of complex and diverse political opinions.
Walter saw again the red-faced ex-soldier who had boasted that he and his comrades were the pick of many countries.
"And I'm the one that can show him the best coverts," he boasted.
Indeed, I should not be surprised if he boasted of it as “his garden” and were even now writing in a book about it.
But then she was not accustomed to children, possessing, as she often boasted, none of her own.
He boasted that every public office, without exception, which existed when he left Bengal was his creation.
mid-13c., "arrogance, presumption, pride, vanity;" c.1300, "a brag, boastful speech," from Anglo-French bost "ostentation," probably via Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian baus "proud, bold, daring"), from Proto-Germanic *bausia "to blow up, puff up, swell" (cf. Middle High German bus "swelling," dialectal German baustern "to swell;" Middle Dutch bose, Dutch boos "evil, wicked, angry," Old High German bosi "worthless, slanderous," German böse "evil, bad, angry"), from PIE *bhou-, variant of root *beu-, *bheu- "to grow, swell" (see bull (n.2)).
The notion apparently is of being "puffed up" with pride; cf. Old English belgan "to become angry, offend, provoke," belg "anger, arrogance," from the same root as bellows and belly (n.). Related: Boasted; boasting. An Old English word for "boasting" was micelsprecende, "big talk."
early 14c., "to brag, speak arrogantly;" from the same source as boast (n.). Related: Boasted; boasting.