pompously pompously

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a pompous manner

Usage(s):

  1. From the outset he pompously made it clear that his country would stomach no further insults of the drunken Shah variety.
  2. Whereupon Wal dressed them all up as clergymen in surplices and paraded them through the grounds before a huge white cloth elephant, which they pompously mourned as dead.
  3. It was a polyptych of five small panels hinged together and somewhat pompously titled A Tribute to the American Working People.

News

  • Beneath the Spin: Rev. Marvin Winans … Don’t Just Preach Us A Sermon, Live Us One

    *When I first heard that Rev. Marvin Winans (of the gospel-singing Winans klan) refused to receive and Bless a child before his congregation because the child was born out of wedlock, I thought it was just another one of those ridiculous urban legends, because no Black minister could be that pompously out of touch with […]
    on October 31, 2013     Source: EURweb

Quotes

  1. In a speech to the Congress ahead of Thursday's vote, UEFA president Lennart Johansson argued that G14 was looking to "flout the fundamental principles of democracy by pompously proclaiming themselves to be 'the voice of the clubs'."
    on Mar 23, 2006 By: Lennart Johansson Source: ESPN

  2. "This will help it to climb down from the moral high ground on which it conveniently and pompously perches itself," Bhatt told IANS.
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: Mahesh Bhatt Source: KalingaTimes

  3. "To pompously declare Australia's 'debt-free day' on the day our foreign debt hits half a trillion dollars requires a level of complacency verging dangerously close to delusion," Mr Swan said.
    on Apr 20, 2006 By: Wayne Swan Source: NEWS.com.au

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