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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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But he was cheered when he turned his fire on the "insufferable pomposity" of Alex Salmond's government.
My biggest complaint with my fellow attorneys is the pomposity that exudes from them at every chance.
The paintings of Mevlut Akyildiz celebrate the comedy of life?s contradictions and poke holes in human pomposity with their own allegoric and ironic language.
A meeting of the Business Management Committee after next week's civic elections will approve changes to the council's constitution which have more in common with the pomposity of Walmington-on-Sea town council than modern-day Birmingham.
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I n Punch Goes to War, 1939-1945, the gamut of wartime attitudes, scorn at the fumbling bureaucracy of government (particularly the pomposity of the Ministry of Information and the calm, sardonic and ironic view of wartime postures, attitudes and confusion) is brilliantly captured in a series of cartoons by such master draughtsmen as Fougasse (Kenneth Bird, Punch's art director) E.H.
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.
The "Herblock's Presidents: Puncturing Pomposity" exhibit runs through Nov.
His looks, his talent, his humour, his approachability, his lack of pomposity and the fact that he cares about the people of Darfur.