I was just pluming myself on being so prompt, but I see the others are still more so.
You will always be pluming your wings and never take flight.
Dainton looked at me as though I had contrived the catastrophe and were pluming myself on its completeness.
She was pluming herself before the glass when Clorinda started up.
pluming his gorgeous feathers, he ruffled his neck and flapped his strong wings together.
It is not vanity or conceit, which consists in pluming oneself exactly on the qualities one does not possess.
Quisanté read them out, pluming and preening his feathers, strutting about, crowing.
But as Heidegger was pluming himself upon his victory, Chesterfield required that he should put on the old woman's bonnet.
Mr Gould describes one he saw perched on a twig, pluming its feathers.
But, nevertheless, Irving's genius was trying its wings in it, and pluming itself for flight.
late 14c., "a feather" (especially a large and conspicuous one), from Old French plume "soft feather, down; feather bed," and directly from Latin pluma "a feather, down; the first beard," from PIE root *pleus- "to pluck; a feather, fleece" (cf. Old English fleos "fleece"). Meaning "a long streamer of smoke, etc." is first attested 1878.
late 14c., "to pluck, strip," from plume (n.). From mid-15c. as "to adorn with plumes." Meaning "to dress the feathers" is from 1702. Related: Plumed; pluming.