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Translations: all7 vanity6 pride1
Sa vanité ne connaît pas de frontières. Her vanity knows no bounds.
Une personne peut être fière sans être vaine. La fierté provient ordinairement de l’opinion que nous avons de nous-mêmes, et la vanité de celle que nous désirons que les autres aient de nous. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
Elle se regarde toujours dans le miroir. Quelle vanité. She's always looking at herself in the mirror - What vanity.
Curiosité n'est que vanité. Le plus souvent, on ne veut savoir que pour en parler. Curiosity is nothing more than vanity. More often than not we only seek knowledge to show it off.
La vanité et la fierté sont choses différentes, bien que ces mots soient souvent employés comme synonymes. Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.
Combien de gens ont un habit de cent francs, un diamant à la pomme de leur canne, et dînent à vingt-cinq sous ! Il semble que nous n'achetions jamais assez chèrement les plaisirs de la vanité. How many men are there that wear a coat that cost a hundred francs, and carry a diamond in the head of their cane, and dine for twenty-five SOUS for all that! It seems as though we could never pay enough for the pleasures of vanity.
Vanité des vanités, tout est vanité. Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
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