References in classic literature ?
I've seen men from Chicago sit in a gondola in Venice on a moonlight night and brag about their drainage canal.
Here I had found a man not made from dust; one who had no narrow boasts of birthplace or country, one who, if he bragged at all, would brag of his whole round globe against the Martians and the inhabitants of the Moon.
The Englishman's proverbial lack of bragging is a subtler form of brag after all.
Damme if I think he meant to turn king's evidence; but he's that sort of bragging fellow, the bragging runs over hedge and ditch with him, till he'd brag of a spavin as if it 'ud fetch money.
cried Dick, 'go in months after, and brag that I had meant to thrash the man, and then didn't.
The best of it was that my assertion and brag were true.
The camp bullies and prime trappers of the party began to ruffle up, and to brag, in turn, of their perils and achievements.
It was hard on the stupid lowly, for they were coppered to lose from the start; but the more he saw of the others, the apparent winners, the less it seemed to him that they had anything to brag about.
Hector feared him not and answered, "Son of Peleus, think not that your words can scare me as though I were a child; I too if I will can brag and talk unseemly; I know that you are a mighty warrior, mightier by far than I, nevertheless the issue lies in the lap of heaven whether I, worse man though I be, may not slay you with my spear, for this too has been found keen ere now.
You needn't brag about it,' returned Fledgeby, disappointed in his desire to heighten the contrast between his bed and the streets.
babies' plaything of haughty Admirals, and Commodores, and Captains; the world brags of thee, of thy cunning and might; but what after all canst thou do, but tell the poor, pitiful point, where thou thyself happenest to be on this wide planet, and the hand that holds thee: no
To brag about private behavior with women is kind of pitiful.