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Subsequent facts, however, proved these pompous vows to be merely a figure of speech.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
On the contrary, Mr. Ducksmith loved to talk—in a dismal, pompous way—chiefly of British politics.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The opportunity came presently, for Lady Merehaven was called away, leaving a pompous old diplomat to wait on the queen.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
She felt almost pompous with the sense of playing her part in a great event, fancied herself, perhaps, its central figure.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A handsome soldier on a restive bay mare came next, and behind him a huge touring car with a pompous black chauffeur.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
My Tour in France has at least taught me one lesson—never to be deceived by high-sounding names and pompous designations.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Therefore he had sent a pompous embassy of fifteen deputies to proffer the Crusaders honorable peace or deadly war.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Mr. George enunciated these high-sounding words in a pompous and theatrical manner, which made Rollo laugh very heartily.
ROLLO IN HOLLANDJACOB ABBOTT
That would have made it too pompous an affair to satisfy the taste of our Castalia, who is sensitive refinement itself.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
I have neglected to tell you that the mother hen is black, and struts with pompous pride above her white and octoroon subjects.
THE FLAG REPLACED ON SUMTERWILLIAM A. SPICER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POMPOUS

  • conceited
  • egocentric
  • egoistic
  • narcissistic
  • pompous
  • puffed up
  • self-absorbed
  • self-centered
  • self-important
  • self-involved
  • self-seeking
  • self-serving
  • selfish
  • smug
  • stuck-up
  • vain
  • vainglorious
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