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Today, Powell chose a simpler church service in lieu of the pomp and circumstance of lying in state in the Capitol that military leaders are granted, another instance of looking back at where he’d been, not where he’d reached.

The marriage of the former princess Mako Komuro, niece of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, and her long-time partner, the commoner Kei Komuro, was without the usual pomp and ceremony of royal nuptials.

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Finding a way to gather in May for the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies proved yet another challenge.

Still, that same equalizing effect also serves to highlight the relative absurdity of building up so much importance, so much pomp and hyperbole, over awards shows in the first place.

Typically, Mars landings are cause for great pomp and circumstance at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

If a product is beautiful, why do you need all that pomp and circumstance?

Instead, there was a high school band striking up the Elgar march “Pomp and Circumstance.”

A glittering spectacle of British pomp and majesty it may be, but the clothes are rather tight, and the room is somewhat airless.

Compared to where we had just been, what we had so recently done, all the pomp and circumstance seemed ingratiatingly trivial.

We still seem driven by hype, by illusory health scares and benefits, by pomp, by the new and trendy, than by taste.

They buried her body in the Recollect convent, with the greatest pomp possible.

The date was fixed for the interment with military pomp, and immense crowds came out to witness the imposing procession.

The Cardinals started for the north, 'as the manner of the Romans is,' with great pomp and circumstance.

If he has painted vice and shown Satan in all his pomp, it is without the least complacence in the task.

All this pomp and circumstance was in their eyes no other than a distinctive mark of paganism.


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Pomp suggests such a show of dignity and authority as characterizes a ceremony of state: The coronation was carried out with pomp and splendor. Ostentation refers to vain, ambitious, pretentious, or offensive display: tasteless and vulgar ostentation. Display applies to an intentionally conspicuous show: a great display of wealth. Show often indicates an external appearance that may or may not accord with actual facts: a show of modesty

On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pomp, such as: fanfare, formality, grandeur, solemnity, splendor, and affectation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.