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  • s  marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

  • The essence of intellect is to change ones mind in response to compelling argument and not remain pedantic and doctrinaire.
  • Though less pedantic in his declarations on the matter, Sarkozy shares Chirac's view that international issues must be addressed multilaterally among equal partners.
  • It avoids the kind of pedantic (and typically useless) lectures on virtue that many critics fear will be encouraged by the Bush grants.
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  • Breaking Down How Heat, Spurs Both Must Adjust In Game 2 of 2013 Finals
    After watching Game 1 in all its aesthetically breathtaking glory, any major critique on how either the Miami Heat or San Antonio Spurs performed would be pedantic. Both game plans were effective and, for the most part, both teams executed their coach's instructions fairly well—granted, while staring down an opponent who's either the best or second best professional basketball team in the world ...
    June 8, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Carlton Cuse in Wired News
    We felt if we tried to just answer questions, it would be very pedantic,Cuse explained, according to transcripts of the Television Critics Association press session, held Tuesday in Pasadena, California. "Apart from that, we also really...
  • Jerry Collins in
    You never know who is going to be sitting up in the box being the citing commissioner,Collins told reporters on Wednesday. "It's a lottery really whether you are going to get a referee who's pedantic or a referee who is going to enjoy the...
  • Leonid Stadnik in Orange County Register
    The reality is this is a global competition and I'm pretty pedantic about these things because I believe this is the third-largest sporting event in history, and if you can't get electricity at a ground, you've got to question whether that ground... Matthew Hayden The Age Apr 10, 2007 73073 97771 pedantry Jim's letter shone with kindness and good will, and had no trace of ridicule, cheap curiosity, or pedantry - AND I ANSWERED," Stadnik wrote. "It is hard to imagine what my fate would be if Jim's letter had been lost. I am grateful to God...

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