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vain in English:

1. unproductive of success unproductive of success



English word "vain"(unproductive of success) occurs in sets:

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2. vain vain


Fashion-conscious people are usually vain and selfish.
in vain
But, knowing precisely sadness and love and death, and that they are vain images when we observe them from the calm space where we should shut ourselves in, he kept on weeping, and desiring love, and fearing death.
I think John is quite selfish, and a little bit vain. He isn't easy to get on with.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
His vain efforts to seduce her showed he was barking up the wrong tree; she was a mother of two tots.
Give up, give up your vain pursuit!
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
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.
We have worked hard and I would like to think that our work will not be in vain.
I think you’d have to be really vain to spend ages in a photo booth.
this vainglorious boast of personal infallibility
Dennis is very concerned about his appearance. He spends long hours shopping, trying clothes on and choosing shoes. He visits a beautician regulary and has installed huge mirrors in each room of his house. He's vain.
She was young handsome vain and giddy and completely the slave of fashion.
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds, if you cannot comprehend them.

3. vanity vanity


Her vanity knows no bounds.
Laughter is the only cure against vanity, and vanity is the only laughable fault.
She has begun to play tennis not so much out of curiosity as out of vanity.
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.
She's always looking at herself in the mirror - What vanity.
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.
His letter hurt Jane's vanity.
It is a great mortification to the vanity of man, that his utmost art and industry can never equal the meanest of nature's productions, either for beauty or value.
Curiosity is nothing more than vanity. More often than not we only seek knowledge to show it off.
There is, perhaps, not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as vanity.
He said it was vanity to force other men to our religion.
He wants the job purely for reasons of vanity and ambition.
She described her accomplishments without exaggeration or vanity
No doubt the idea appealed to his vanity.
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.

English word "vain"(vanity) occurs in sets:

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4. loving themselves too much loving themselves too much



English word "vain"(loving themselves too much) occurs in sets:

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5. too proud of their appearance