Pomposity


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Pomposity

Aldiborontephoscophornio
nickname from play by Carey, given by Scott to his pompous publisher, James Ballantyne. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 23]
Chrononhotonthologos
bombastic, pompous king of Queerumania. [Br. Drama: Benét, 197]
Malvolio
pompous, conceited steward who aspires to his mistress’s love. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Twelfth Night]
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I still get perturbed by pomposity and incompetence.
You don't get this sort of pomposity at National Hunt tracks - tell Mr Gibbs to start supporting jump racing
I AM constantly amazed at the sheer cheek of David Kirwan (Daily Post Letters, April 9) and his pomposity in extolling the virtues of his position as an independent councillor.
Stella 4 ditches Patrick Stewart and the CGI pomposity of its counterpart for on achingly cool swagger into an idealised 1960s.
Heller's narration is lively, with a somewhat tongue-in-cheek pomposity that fits the framework of the production.
His looks, his talent, his humour, his approachability, his lack of pomposity and the fact that he cares about the people of Darfur.
I am amazed at the pomposity, the gall, the hypocrisy, the audacity of the insufferable Raymond Burke, archbishop of St.
Schulz's surreal depictions of military pomposity and civilian degradation are "deeply political, but not at all in a dogmatic sense--begging for people to take notice.
And while Jackson's adorable-ness caroms nicely off Schmid's pomposity, the two actors are stuck with inferior material.
Most health professionals I know have a great sense of the ridiculous, particularly of pomposity and self-importance.
She and Christopher Sieber, as the hair-tossingly vain Sir Galahad, mock the formulaic pomposity of Andrew Lloyd Webber with the faux-Phantom power ballad "The Song That Goes Like This": "I'll sing it in your face / While we both embrace / And then we change the key
Writing humorous sci-fi has never been an easy task because the genre lends itself to pomposity.