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Origin of sanctimony
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And far from defining him as an empty suit, it suggests he is one filled with both hubris and sanctimony.
She remained always allergic to sanctimony, impatient with convention, honest to the point of impropriety.
Humor has given way to humorlessness, sarcasm to sanctimony, irony to invective.
We at The Daily Beast seek to provide a counterweight to all this sanctimony.
It is a 25-year life of crime presented with the verve of a movie trailer—and without one hint of sanctimony.
The ecclesiastical93 monitor, from spur to plume a star of sanctimony, was called the chaplain.The Army Mule and Other War Sketches|Henry A. Castle
The least that can be said is, that it invests the sanctimony of marriage with the air of an illicit amour.
1530s, from Middle French sanctimonie, from Latin sanctimonia "sacredness, holiness, virtuousness," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)).