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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vain \Vain\ (v[=a]n), adjective [Compar. {Vainer}; superl. {Vainest}.] [F. vain, L. vanus empty, void, vain. Cf. {Vanish}, {Vanity}, {Vaunt} to boast.]

1. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying. "Thy vain excuse." --Shak.

Every man walketh in a vain show. --Ps. xxxix. 6.

Let no man deceive you with vain words. --Eph. v. 6.

Vain pomp, and glory of this world, I hate ye! --Shak.

Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy. --Milton.

2. Destitute of force or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.

Bring no more vain oblations. --Isa. i. 13.

Vain is the force of man To crush the pillars which the pile sustain. --Dryden.

3. Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren? --James ii. 20 (Rev. Ver.).

The minstrels played on every side, Vain of their art. --Dryden.

4. Showy; ostentatious.

Load some vain church with old theatric state. --Pope.

Syn: Empty; worthless; fruitless; ineffectual; idle; unreal; shadowy; showy; ostentatious; light; inconstant; deceitful; delusive; unimportant; trifling.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vain \Vain\, noun Vanity; emptiness; -- now used only in the phrase

{in vain}.

{For vain}. See {In vain}. [Obs.] --Shak.

{In vain}, to no purpose; without effect; ineffectually. " In vain doth valor bleed." --Milton. " In vain they do worship me." --Matt. xv. 9.

{To take the name of God in vain}, to use the name of God with levity or profaneness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes" [syn: {conceited}, {egotistic}, {egotistical}, {self- conceited}, {swollen}, {swollen-headed}, {vain}]

2: unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt" [syn: {bootless}, {fruitless}, {futile}, {sleeveless}, {vain}]

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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

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Golden Key Thumbnail

This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.


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