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Origin of pompous
OTHER WORDS FROM pompouspomp·ous·ly, adverbun·pomp·ous, adjectiveun·pomp·ous·ly, adverbun·pomp·ous·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pompous
This year, the show has even resurrected Eliot Ness, seen making a pompous speech to reporters about bringing Capone to justice.'Boardwalk Empire' Left New Jersey and Lost Its Way|Allen Barra|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dialogue is pure McCarthy as well: clipped, resonant, near-Biblical—and somewhat pompous.‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse|Andrew Romano|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Is it pompous to wonder why, as a working journalist, Wikipedia affords the other guy that title?
But he still has the cojones to speak his mind: Thomas Freidman is a ‘pompous ass.’Ed Koch at 88: New York’s Still-Outspoken Ex-Mayor Holds No Grudges|Lloyd Grove|January 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Man is a Noble Animal,” Browne wrote, “splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.Halloween Read: Thomas Browne’s Eerie Premonition of His Burial|Stefan Beck|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Subsequent facts, however, proved these pompous vows to be merely a figure of speech.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
On the contrary, Mr. Ducksmith loved to talk—in a dismal, pompous way—chiefly of British politics.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The opportunity came presently, for Lady Merehaven was called away, leaving a pompous old diplomat to wait on the queen.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
She felt almost pompous with the sense of playing her part in a great event, fancied herself, perhaps, its central figure.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
A handsome soldier on a restive bay mare came next, and behind him a huge touring car with a pompous black chauffeur.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter