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The inn-keeper at Valence amused us much by his empty pomposity.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
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.
WATCHED BY WILD ANIMALSENOS A. MILLS
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.
EDGAR SALTUS: THE MANMARIE SALTUS
For the moment, Johnson's old pomposity had returned to him, but in the next, a wave of despondency bore it down.
THE STRENGTH OF GIDEON AND OTHER STORIESPAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
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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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POMPOSITY

  • circumlocution
  • delicacy
  • floridness
  • grandiloquence
  • inflation
  • pomposity
  • pretense
  • purism
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