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The inn-keeper at Valence amused us much by his empty pomposity.
He has lifted the only shield I cannot break, the shield of an impenetrable pomposity.
THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILLGILBERT K. CHESTERTON
Horned heads, short-arched necks, and held-in chins abundantly told of pride and pomposity.
I would have expected perhaps a certain solemnity or even pomposity in the style of it; he had never a strong sense of humour.
THE DARK FORESTHUGH WALPOLE
In their lofty eminence of pomposity they are challenged only by Anglican bishops and grand opera tenors.
DAMN!HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
It is a fact of general observation that there is no pomposity like the pomposity of littleness.
PRISONER FOR BLASPHEMYG. W. [GEORGE WILLIAM] FOOTE
The pomposity of this amused him very much during his later years.
For the moment, Johnson's old pomposity had returned to him, but in the next, a wave of despondency bore it down.
I hate throwing away money on mere pomposity and grandiosity and show.
THE MARTIANGEORGE DU MAURIER
"Mon père—la voici," announced Joyselle, with a kind of simple pomposity eminently fitted to the occasion.
THE HALOBETTINA VON HUTTEN

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