Oh, yes, and anyone anywhere who has ever indignantly, pompously posed the question: Do you know who I am?
pompously he quoted, ‘Handsome is as handsome does,’ and Rose had no call to go against me.
This affair was pompously announced in all the newspapers while I was nearly reduced to beggary.
The rest of the reviews, as far as I could see, pitied and berated us pompously.
"You will take this lady's orders," pompously commanded Mr. Lang.
"Mr. Beckendorff is in the library, sir," said the old lady, pompously.
Besides all this, Mr Snapley was a miserable monopolizer of pompously advanced nothings.
"About a matter that may make him a lot of money," the man explained, pompously.
He was quoting himself really, because he had once used that phrase in a pompously effective manner.
Those who'd learned first pompously passed on what they knew.
late 14c., "characterized by exaggerated self-importance," from Old French pompos (14c., Modern French pompeux) and directly from Late Latin pomposus "stately, pompous," from Latin pompa "pomp" (see pomp). More literal (but less common) meaning "characterized by pomp" is attested from early 15c. Related: Pompously.