grandiloquence


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pretentious, pompous speech or writing

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Not yet a court poet, he used his gift for grandiloquence and bombast to impress the girls at an outdoor tavern where we were drinking.
It was a 10-minute pep talk that offered oratorical flourishes but limited substance, the kind of grandiloquence that she generally shuns back in Houston.
While there was typical grandiloquence in these remarks, Rai had a defensible point: The Catholic Church has long contested Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, which is a city for all its communities.
Harris's style is an odd mix of dry proceduralism and poetic grandiloquence inflected with Romantic visions (William Blake features prominently in the plot of Red Dragon).
The most Broadway-like singing was done by soprano Alicia Gianni in Petra the maid's alternately randy and wistful song, but mellow-voiced Canadian mezzo Carolyn Sproule affectingly avoided operatic grandiloquence as the long-suffering, tart-tongued wife of the bombastic Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, potently sung by baritone Mark Diamond.
Dans quelques pieces, des personnages s'obligeaient presque a y recourir quand leur rang ou leur statut de feodal ou de parvenu conduisaient a des declamations faites de grandiloquence et de solennite.
To modern aesthetic-liturgical proclivities, Barber's piece may seem maudlin in a sacred setting, with the grandiloquence of its final measures (fig.
I see the IPL becoming bigger than the NFL, the NBA, the English Premier League," he tells The Times with typical grandiloquence.
95) Still, this grandiloquence was to be checked by certain boundaries.
Nonetheless, with their uncompromising grandiloquence and elegance, they also ferry Italian architecture into the future.
CanWest Global, for all Black's grandiloquence, has been a more influential voice in the conservative movement.
Sablefish mallemuck opcode hemolyzation bigumal ser grandiloquence, genoblast understatement.
Pas de grandiloquence, ni de crainte affichee, mais une volonte d'intimite et de foi, tant sur le plan individuel que communautaire.
Morality, wit, grandiloquence, affectation, didacticism, genderbending, role-playing, ideal friendship, female worship and misogyny in turns: all are Elizabethan concerns that Toole notes in his thesis, concerns that readers do not have to strain to see employed to satirical, even absurd ends in A Confederacy of Dunces.
You might say, it is a case of a 'Dylan Thomas' grandiloquence punctured by "bedpans.