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piques himself on commendations

Spanish translation: vanagloriarse por las alabanzas de los demás

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English term or phrase:piques himself on commendations
Spanish translation:vanagloriarse por las alabanzas de los demás
Entered by: Ana Juliá
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13:56 Oct 19, 2004
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Religion / Commentary on Proverbs (19th century)
English term or phrase: piques himself on commendations
If the praise conferred upon [the humble man] is not just, he will not think himself warranted to lay any stress upon it, for it is an evidence of pride when a man despises undeserved reproaches, and yet ***piques himself on commendations*** which are equally groundless, and therefore equally vain.
Ana Juliá
Spain
Local time: 02:04
to pride oneself on
Explanation:
to pique oneself on = to pride oneself on, source: SOED

My Spanish is just a guess here, probably wrong: vanagloriarse por las alabanzas de los demás
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Klaus Hartmann
Local time: 02:04
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Thank you, Klaus!
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2 +4to pride oneself on
Klaus Hartmann


  

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to pride oneself on


Explanation:
to pique oneself on = to pride oneself on, source: SOED

My Spanish is just a guess here, probably wrong: vanagloriarse por las alabanzas de los demás

Klaus Hartmann
Local time: 02:04
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 8
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Thank you, Klaus!

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agree  Olga Alex
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agree  JuanLeon: "vanagloriarse por alabanzas" igualmente desmerecidas
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