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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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Enter Pompous Albert, an "Instafamous" (Instagram famous) cat with a hard stare that has generated memes across the Internet and social media.
The MP was one of several who claimed Mr Mitchell had a pompous attitude which meant he had little support from colleagues when he was accused of calling cops "f***g plebs".
They make pompous celebrations, weddings, anniversaries.
Erol Rizaov comments for Utrinski vesnik that following the pompous and spectacular celebration of the 20th anniversary of Macedonia's independence one month ago, the Day of the Revolution of the Macedonian people and nations that live in Macedonia, was celebrated quite modestly.
The statue of the pompous leader of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard, played by the late Arthur Lowe, will be placed between the Bell and Anchor hotels in Thetford, Norfolk.
Ringo, you're no longer a Scouser So pompous and aloof You have lost the love of Liverpool At last we know the truth.
CHENNAI, India -- A leading Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against pompous farewell parties for Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
Asked on one of the Sunday venues for pompous pontificators how he would respond to any attempt by President Bush to escalate the war in Iraq (to "surge," if you prefer it in Newspeak), the Democratic "leader" on foreign policy responded, "There's not much I can do about it.
They carry the emotion of a slightly pompous Cure, the drama of a slightly pompous Waterboys, the swagger of a slightly pompous Specials and the pomp of a slightly pompous Spiritualized.
Dad is a pompous Brit, Mom sounds like Mammy Yokum, and brother Bill Bob has a precocious kid lisp.