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pompous-looking

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  • She approached the postern gate where a pompous-looking black-clad guard halted her.

    The Gauntlet Thrown Chapter Thirty Six

  • I quickly learned to identify the different species: the big ones with yellow bills and black legs were great egrets; the little delicate ones with ebony bills and legs and bright yellow “shoes” were snowy egrets; the stocky, pompous-looking ones were cattle egrets.

    My New Orleans

  • New York City folks see now why the Homeland Insecurity maven old drunk-looking Michael Chertoff he's a tired, worn-out, old pompous-looking ass; he reminds me of the old Gay actor Clifton Webb reduced anti-terrorist funds to NYC; they're needed in Canada looks like.

    The Medium Is the Message

  • The couple had stopped before the portrait of a doughy, pompous-looking individual.

    Hamlet II: Ophelia’s Revenge

  • Imagine, therefore, my surprise, not unmingled with pleasure, on seeing a somewhat pompous-looking individual, with the circumference and watch-chain of the successful merchant, sitting alone in a first-class carriage on the suburban up-line from Wallingford.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-25

  • He had grown stout and slightly pompous-looking during the passing years, and his fine, well-dressed figure lent quite an air of dignity to the whole church.

    The End of the Rainbow

  • I have bought myself a second-hand, elderly, but still spry think-mobile with only a slight inclination to stutter, and a pompous-looking eraser with a little fringe of black whiskers on its chin, and I'm beginning to begin, Sally, dear!

    Jane Journeys On

  • Climbing several long flights of stairs he entered a room on the top story where he found his family, his father, a tall pompous-looking man dressed all in black, his mother, an amiable but extremely fragile woman, and a small brother and sister seated at a table eating supper.

    Historic Boyhoods

  • Presently I espied a pompous-looking fellow in a bright blue uniform and scarlet cap, some kind of junior stationmaster, I thought.

    The Man with the Clubfoot

  • He beheld a stumpy and pompous-looking personage, flushed in the face, with a moth-eaten grey beard and shifty grey eyes, clothed in a flannel shirt, tweed knickerbockers, brown stockings, white spats and shoes.

    South Wind

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