vanity (n.) Old form(s): vanitie
foolishness, absurdity, inanity
H8 I.i.85[Buckingham to Abergavenny and Norfolk, of an event] What did this vanity / But minister communication of / A most poor issue?
KJ V.vii.13[Prince Henry to Pembroke] O vanity of sickness!
Tim I.ii.129[Apemantus to himself, of the masque] what a sweep of vanity comes this way!
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