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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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Your pompous letter on the pompous is, I suppose, to be expected from someone who lives in a country that receives more from the EU than it had to pay out yet still voted to leave.
Enter Pompous Albert, an "Instafamous" (Instagram famous) cat with a hard stare that has generated memes across the Internet and social media.
I WOULD like to reply to the touchy individual Mr JL Burrows regarding "True Origins of the Gospels" (The Chronicle, July 10) Firstly, I can assure him that I am, in no way, "a pompous individual", nor do I live in Durham.
"They make pompous celebrations, weddings, anniversaries.
Gracious, that's radical and not a little pompous. OK, there might be a kernel of truth in there but I can't help but think that with those views Joanna would be about as welcome at a party as a Black Lace compilation CD.
Publicist Arsim Zekoli comments for Utrinski Vesnik that the impression that newly revitalized idea for a Balkan Benelux is imagined as a pompous verbal substitute for the degrading political debacle of the Euro-integration processes under the wing of BDI is unavoidable.
The outcome of this politics was the frequent pompous news on the great offensives from Deputy PM Arifi and Defense Minister Besimi that blew up as soap bubble.
Which Hollywood star is to bring his pompous cult radio character Bob Servant to TV for a BBC TV series later this year?
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.
This pompous prat makes Derek Conway, the MP who made politics a family business, look a model of probity.
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."