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a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

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Without representing the poetic quarrel between Marot and his detractors in any specific way, the fishwife as woman becomes the symbol for a positive natural discourse opposed to the inefficient, pretentious artifice of the pedant. While her language comes to her naturally, the schoolmaster demonstrates that he is not the master of his, clumsily referring back to his lists and depriving his discourse of its punch.
In restating the lesson, the speaker is again the pedant: "The sun / Must bear no name, gold flourisher, but be / In the difficulty of what it is to be."(3) Creating a supernatural sun god (Phoebus Apollo) only deflects the student from more basic ontological problems - "the sun .
Josh Powell burst onto the fantasy novel scene in 2015 with his debut novel, The Berserker and the Pedant. The Berserker and the Pedant quickly garnered critical acclaim, winning the coveted New Apple Summer eBook award, the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval, and a 4.41 star rating on Goodreads.
But that simply proves that I'm not a pedant - I accept that language changes and I want to keep up with it, whether or not I think Oxford is wrong, as I sometimes do.
Perhaps I'm just a boring old fashioned pedant but I sensed a book cashing in on celebrity status and little else.
* ike a lot of so-called "literary" people, I have my quirks and idiosyncrasies (or idiocies), and I can turn into an unreasonable pedant at times.
I KNOW I can be a bit of a pedant but I like the Gazette, my favourite daily paper, to get things right.
The Glee Club in Cardiff Bay gets in on the act when Tom Wrigglesworth writes An Open Return Letter To Richard Branson on Wednesday, February 3 (pounds 11) and the world's biggest (and best) pedant Richard Herring arrives with his latest show Hitler Moustache (pounds 11).
A pedant could argue that that could be an occupational hazard but poses a much lower risk than those faced by health workers.
As the oldest pedant in town (I said pedant not peasant) I refuse to refer to Church Fairs at this time of year as Christmas Fayres.
If you want to be a pedant you could argue Peter Lovenkrands wasn't actually moving "towards" goal.
Only a fully paid-up pedant would regard their position as anything other than mathematically certain.
An introduction on "Bruno's Design for the Cabala" has some good things to say on Bruno's "menacing pedant" icon and the melange of role models and literary strategies which Bruno plays with in his text.
Having been praised by Luzac, Formey first contacted him in order to set up a new periodical, the Bibliotheque impartiale, a work which was quickly at the centre of controversy due to its praise of one of Voltaire's pet hates, the poet Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, an action which led another prominent journalist, living in exile in Holland and similarly critical of Voltaire, Jean Rousset de Missy, to accuse Formey of being a pedant (see Christiane Berkvens-Stevenlink and Jeroom Vercruysse, Le Metier de journaliste au dix-huiteme siecle (Oxford:Voltaire Foundation, 1993), p.
Jourdain in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme), and he sees the pedant DuSotin as a fop.