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  • n  cheap or pretentious or vain display
  • n  ceremonial elegance and splendor

  • But whether the TV pictures out of London this week focus on street protest or pomp and circumstance, the crucial business between Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair will be Iraq .
  • When he first ruled Argentina, Juan Pern doted on Latin pomp and dictatorial ceremony.
  • More adept than any other at investing its ceremonies with glittery pomp, the Roman Catholic Church lavishly outdoes itself every two years when it stages an international .
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  • Commencement conducted for Coppell Class of 2013
    Coppell High School band members played Pomp and Circumstance as 670 CHS seniors marched into the University of North Texas coliseum Thursday afternoon for commencement ceremonies and to receive their diplomas.
    June 12, 2013 - Coppell Gazette
  • Director Tom Shadyac Raises Eyebrows With Colorful Speech To Malibu Grads - Schools - Malibu, CA Patch
    Graduations are usually known for their pomp and circumstance, but Director Tom Shadyac's colorful speech to graduates at Malibu High School Monday took an unconventional turn.
    June 12, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • Nintendo avoids hype, brings old standbys to E3
    In stark contrast to the pomp and superlatives of Monday's Microsoft and Sony events, Nintendo's presence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles is modest. But though the new games from the company's oldest and dearest franchises come as no surprise, that doesn't mean they aren't worth playing."Super Mario 3D World," which brings the acclaimed 3-D Mario series to the Wii U, is what ...
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC

  • John Adams in Chicago Tribune
    John Adams predicted in a July 3 letter to his wife, Abigail, that July 2 would be "celebrated by succeeding generations ...... with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent...
  • Shane Warne in The Australian
    Boof was one of the hardest batsmen for spinners because he was unorthodox and had a wonderfully light touch,Warne said. "He had the same qualities as Brian Lara in his pomp, hitting brilliantly square of the wicket ...... it was a shame...

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