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The pedantic scholars among us might wonder if the book does its job.
The pedantic type might note that Hippolytus makes no prophetic mention of the cinema or the Internet.St. Hippolytus’ Careers Christians Should Never Have|Candida Moss|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The problem was that Sorkin did too much (pedantic, predictable) telling and not enough showing.‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Premiere: How Aaron Sorkin Saved the HBO Drama|Andrew Romano|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her perfection can sometimes verge on pedantic, like with her conversion to veganism.
Nor am I suggesting that every film become a pedantic diatribe on class barriers; one Michael Moore in the world is plenty.Sofia Coppola's Somewhere: Boring Rich People in Hotels|Richard Rushfield|December 23, 2010|DAILY BEAST
He may not write with the ease and grace of a man of letters, but he is never pretentious and not often pedantic.Reviews|Oscar Wilde
Its teachings are not, indeed, pedantic precedents; but they are the illustrations of living principles.From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life|Captain A. T. Mahan
Hence it may seem unsuitable and pedantic to treat with scientific seriousness what is not in itself of a serious nature.
Nobody ever carried further the pedantic affectation of avoiding modern terms in his Latinity.
This devotion makes them very grave, and possibly very happy after a pedantic fashion.Obiter Dicta|Augustine Birrell