What does the word vainglory mean?

Usage examples for vainglory

  1. Through no fault of their own the position was a hard one; they had boasted, and were not allowed to make good their vainglory; they had despised their adversaries, and were cooped up in a provincial town. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  2. His good opinion of himself was indeed sufficiently evident; but there was no crude vainglory. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. As she said, not without a touch of vainglory, one day to Nelly, How intensely eager I have made them about small things. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever