holier-than-thou

[ hoh-lee-er-thuh n-th ou ]
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I've watched the lot of you Cavendishes, with yer stuck-up 'holier-than-thou' ways.

But I don't want you to think you can get away with any holier-than-thou stuff.

There's going to be one house in this scandal-mongering town to-night that isn't going to spring the holier-than-thou.

To one who goes to Spain in the holier-than-thou attitude, she is dumb and repellent,—she who can be so eloquent!

Happily the generations of cant and holier-than-thou are passing, and we are looking history more honestly in the face.

This has been tried out successfully in many industrial enterprises, with happy surprise for the holier-than-thou skeptics.

There was no assumption of godliness nor conceit, no holier-than-thou smirk about the child.

I don't want your pity or your charity or any of your holier-than-thou butting in—all I want's just to be let alone.

She shrank from the holier-than-thou attitude; yet to remain quiet might be taken as approval.

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