grandiloquence


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pretentious, pompous speech or writing

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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).
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.
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.
Listening to the album feels like taking a ride upon the vertiginous rollercoaster of his changing moods, shuttling endlessly between tenderness and anger, grandiosity and vulnerability, kingly grandiloquence and the hopelessness of a young man who's certain he will end up on the dole.
Joaquin Phoenix's self-flagellating performance (reprising some of his moves from The Master) and the movie's own self-conscious grandiloquence continually reminded me of a much better actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, in the second half of a similarly misguided American epic, There Will Be Blood (2007).
The question is, does the great orator, the master of grandiloquence believe in his own words?
Point de grandiloquence, nulle place a la pedanterie et a l emphase dans l'ecriture de ce recit qui se fait fluide et simple, se lisant d'un seul trait.
Formal and courtly, unless in the midst of a fit of high-handedness or artistic grandiloquence, Mamoulian moves through the world at a remove.
The hundreds of pages of briefs and transcripts from the court proceedings contain the law's usual mix of minutiae and grandiloquence.
Grandiloquence, tragic- comically, doesn't ever go out of fashion.
What is more worrying is the bureaucratic grandiloquence that comes from certain EU officials.
Hemingway, meanwhile, becomes characterized throughout this period as an enraged and somewhat impotent figure, unable to write productively and yet savagely attacking Faulkner for his verbose style and his rhetorical grandiloquence.
This grandiloquence about the globalization of Manifest Destiny was produced by one of the great orators of Thoreau's day, Edward Everett, who may be remembered nowadays for giving the three-hour cornerstone speech just before Abraham Lincoln's 3-minute Gettysburg address in 1863.