Origin of pomp
OTHER WORDS FROM pomppompless, adjective
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Pomp refers to stately or splendid display, or to display that is ostentatious or vain. When should you use pomp over show, display, or ostentation? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
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Today, Powell chose a simpler church service in lieu of the pomp and circumstance of lying in state in the Capitol that military leaders are granted, another instance of looking back at where he’d been, not where he’d reached.
The marriage of the former princess Mako Komuro, niece of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, and her long-time partner, the commoner Kei Komuro, was without the usual pomp and ceremony of royal nuptials.Mako Komuro Isn't the First Female Scion of Japan's Royal Family to Have Suffered From Mental Stress|Chad de Guzman|November 3, 2021|Time
Finding a way to gather in May for the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies proved yet another challenge.Georgetown University to hold pandemic commencement at Nationals Park|Nick Anderson|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
Still, that same equalizing effect also serves to highlight the relative absurdity of building up so much importance, so much pomp and hyperbole, over awards shows in the first place.
Typically, Mars landings are cause for great pomp and circumstance at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.NASA rover Perseverance lands on Mars in mission to search for past life|Joel Achenbach, Sarah Kaplan, Ben Guarino|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
If a product is beautiful, why do you need all that pomp and circumstance?The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, there was a high school band striking up the Elgar march “Pomp and Circumstance.”
A glittering spectacle of British pomp and majesty it may be, but the clothes are rather tight, and the room is somewhat airless.Thump! Audible Crash As Queen's Page Boy Collapses At Opening of Parliament|Tom Sykes|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Compared to where we had just been, what we had so recently done, all the pomp and circumstance seemed ingratiatingly trivial.
We still seem driven by hype, by illusory health scares and benefits, by pomp, by the new and trendy, than by taste.
They buried her body in the Recollect convent, with the greatest pomp possible.
The date was fixed for the interment with military pomp, and immense crowds came out to witness the imposing procession.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The Cardinals started for the north, 'as the manner of the Romans is,' with great pomp and circumstance.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
If he has painted vice and shown Satan in all his pomp, it is without the least complacence in the task.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
All this pomp and circumstance was in their eyes no other than a distinctive mark of paganism.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)