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Origin of grandiloquent
Examples from the Web for grandiloquent
Yet a moment like this seems so overblown, so grandiloquent, and so self-consciously heroic that it simply stuns me.The Hinge of War: Michael Gorra on the Civil War’s Turning Point|Michael Gorra|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And then there was the grandiloquent Republican leader Everett Dirksen.This Isn’t Obama’s Malaise, It’s GOP Intransigence|Robert Shrum|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A celebrity whose egocentric and grandiloquent pronouncements reveal a potentially dangerous person in serious need of help?
Note as well their wily use of the word "stuff"—a bit of vernacular so the message doesn't get too grandiloquent.
With grandiloquent gesture he raised another of the tindery fragments and ignited it from the first.
Friedrich has still his hopes of Bavaria, so grandiloquent are the French in regard to it; who but would hope?History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
I saw the chance for fun and for putting on their own grandiloquent style.Strange True Stories of Louisiana|George Washington Cable
"Enough to blow you all to pieces before an hour," was the grandiloquent reply.Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)|Charles Morris
They say that he lacked inspiration, and was vulgar, bombastic, and grandiloquent.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4|Charles Dudley Warner