pomposity


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lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

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"It was never meant to be an arena for constant constitutional grievance or a platform for posturing, preening and insufferable pomposity."
I am amazed at the pomposity, the gall, the hypocrisy, the audacity of the insufferable Raymond Burke, archbishop of St.
She quickly recognizes the artificiality and even pomposity of the community and sets about trying to get its members to live as she does--directly and honestly.
Most health professionals I know have a great sense of the ridiculous, particularly of pomposity and self-importance.
(In fact, one of the beauties of the book is the way he punctures pomposity. He refuses to use the word "deconstruct," and after attending a particularly ludicrous lecture on postmodernism at Harvard that included the assertion that "kitsch is the miniaturization of charisma," Navasky writes simply, "Yeah, sure.")
She and Christopher Sieber, as the hair-tossingly vain Sir Galahad, mock the formulaic pomposity of Andrew Lloyd Webber with the faux-Phantom power ballad "The Song That Goes Like This": "I'll sing it in your face / While we both embrace / And then we change the key!" And when the damsel he rescues turns out to be Prince Herbert, Sir Lancelot (Hank Azaria) comes out in tutti-frutti colors as The Boy From Oz.
The rebels come out with pretentious lines like ``Dope chokes young people's revolutionary minds'', although they can at least laugh at their own pomposity.
##### This Chichester six-piece knock out anthemic rock songs with no pomposity. They have been compared to Radiohead but are much poppier.
She quotes a marvellous piece of Foucaultian pomposity in her conclusion: "The object, in short, is to define the regime of power-knowledge-pleasure that sustain the discourse on human sexuality in our part of the world.
She easily slips into an upper-class English accent, adds pomposity for some of the English gentlemen, and then switches back to Evan's American accent.
He can now be seen to have been struggling against a certain pomposity that had taken hold of self-styled serious painting while retaining its high ambition.
James Conlon led the orchestra across a grand musical arc from the overture, shorn of pomposity, to the memorable climax.
While no orchestra was in the pit, the synthesizer score avoided the trite and obvious trap of simulating an 80-piece orchestra and overblown pomposity.
The author of The Shock of the New and The Fatal Shore, Hughes' views of his native Australia have earned him a reputation there for pomposity. During a 1999 visit, Hughes was in a controversial crash; he's still sought for an inquiry.
Design of this museum celebrates with grace, without pomposity or condescension, the inventions of ordinary people.