All Adverb
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  • I do not say this boastfully, but only to meet your question. Cited from Words of Cheer, by T.S. Arthur
  • He said this, not boastfully, but as one who states an interesting fact. Cited from Angel Island, Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • The men, following the Doctor's lead, began to talk more boastfully than ever. Cited from Wandering Heath, by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The negro spoke boastfully, yet there could be no doubt that he believed all he said. Cited from The Young Engineers on the Gulf, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Nothing could stop him now, he told himself boastfully. Cited from Quin, by Alice Hegan Rice
  • A few moments before he had not spoken to her boastfully, or to keep up a falling spirit. Cited from God's Country--And The Woman, James O. Curwood
  • This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
  • When induced to speak of them, do not dwell too long upon them, and do not speak boastfully. Cited from Our Deportment, by John H. Young
  • Upon considering his character Ann believed that although the statement was given boastfully it was true. Cited from The Zeit-Geist, by Lily Dougall
  • He means to do big things -- not that he has talked boastfully to me, or been showy. Cited from Deadham Hard, by Lucas Malet
  • He was much more given to reflection than to talk, and he was never known to speak boastfully of any of his achievements. Cited from Christopher Carson, by John S. C. Abbott
  • When the last touches were done, the boy looked up at us, not boastfully, but with supreme confidence. Cited from From a Bench in Our Square, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • These two brothers each secured a republican party ballot, and on election day somewhat boastfully cast them into the ballot box. Cited from Imperium in Imperio: A Study Of The Negro Race Problem, Sutton E. Griggs
  • In one of these letters Americus seems to have written boastfully of how he had found lands which might be called a new world. Cited from Introductory American History,by Bourne and Benton
  • And as he spoke he boastfully grasped the muscles which constant practice had made thick and firm. Cited from A Thorny Path, by Georg Ebers, v6
  • As usual he spoke boastfully at last, and said that he had offered peace to us, and if war came, it would be our faults. Cited from In The Heart Of The Rockies, by G. A. Henty
  • And I feel bully and I'm happy about it and boastfully proud. Cited from One Third Off, by Irvin S. Cobb
  • "Why didn't you take the other?" said Norman boastfully. Cited from The End Of The World, by Edward Eggleston
  • Next day he returned boastfully to look at his jump, and gazing at it turned dizzy and fell into the river. Cited from The Little Minister, by J.M. Barrie
  • The sailors looked rather doubtfully at the lad, and their expression showed that they thought he was talking boastfully. Cited from By Pike and Dyke, Dutch Republic, by Henty
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Meaning of boastfully

  • adverb In a boastful manner
    he talked big all evening