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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOMBASTIC

Besides all which, even the report of his wealth seemed to him, he said, bombastic nonsense.

His language in those telegrams and letters was highfaluting and bombastic.

It was bombastic stuff, but my blind, boyish belief in it gave it dignity.

And to think, in a moment of spite, I'd have given it to that bombastic warrior!

There is a great deal of ostentation and bombastic pomp about it.

Was this but gigantic, bombastic, Quixotic posing after all?

Strutting, swaggering, blustering, bombastic swashbucklers all.

Bombastic display usurped the subtle humor intended by the author.

His style was bombastic and diffuse, and like them, he was superficial and literal-minded.

He was not one bit impressed with the bombastic visitor from Greenville.

WORD ORIGIN

1704, "inflated," from bombast + -ic. Meaning "given to bombastic language" is from 1727.

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