What does the word vanity mean?

Usage examples for vanity

  1. I say to myself you should know me, at least; and if I am guilty of a piece of vanity, you should know that also. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Mamma and I have been in town the last five weeks, and we are both of us tired to death of Vanity Fair, so we mean to go back to Oatlands next week. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  3. Don't be too hard on her, Miss Marsh, he said apologetically, it's the vanity of the mother, she thinks her son is good enough for any one, just because he's her son. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow