5. This is an age 4. I don't want to boast, but I can actually speak six languages. The coach boasts high hopes for his championship-caliber team. Harvard boasts high expectations for its students. Presently it boasts of a population of 1.. Tell cmake to link against libboost_program_options. I normally use boast as a verb like this, “He boasts about himself.” However, your sentences most likely will be answered like this: He often boasts of his successes. suggests a more ostentatious and exaggerated boasting but less well-founded: He brags loudly about his marksmanship. Install libboost-program-options-dev so that you can link against it. Great boast, small roast. It boasts of the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife.. refers to a particular ability, possession, etc., that may justify a good deal of pride: He boasts of his ability as a singer. However, boast alone can still take on the first definition like it did with a preposition. I don't want to boast, but I can actually speak six languages. The same Islamophobic gang and their confederates are now boasting of their success.. Today, the band can only boast of these two buses of which the old one needs to be replaced.. The earlier sentences addressed the first definition, but now the second definition can be addressed. All they can boast of is the destruction of its population and products, so that the number of inhabitants of one of the richest valleys in the world is less to-day than it was four centuries ago. boast usu. Difference is: We boast ‘about’ what we we have/possess and we boast ‘of’ what we have done/achieved. They boast of having many professional long-term employees.. She boasts about her strength. brag, a more informal term, usu.