Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of pomposity.

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Examples

  • Hampshire's account of William James's achievement, particularly in The Principles of Psychology could be applied, mutatis mutandis, to many of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche ” though in making the application one might want to acknowledge occasional "pomposities" in Nietzsche.

    Jacobinism

  • Each blogger needs to learn to weigh their words and to sift them for pomposities like baloney

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  • There was no sporting reference in that primitive debutant issue of 25 October 1961 – six corny homemade pages printed on yellow paper – but over the following half-century the magazine has significantly cast its wittily baleful eye over the prolix and self-important pomposities of modern professional sport and thank heaven for it.

    Fifty years of Private Eye's eccentric eye view of sport | Frank Keating

  • So the real show gets publicity, Val gets to knock out another crime caper, and cynics such as me get to enjoy her poking fun at the very pomposities of such worthy well-intentioned po-faced series – the lottery corruption, the true chances of a "performing arts centre" ever reinvigorating a broken northern pit town, etc.

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  • Its regulations and pomposities reminded him only of school.

    Storyteller

  • His suspicions of the pomposities and absurdities of certain elements of the British establishment had been reconfirmed, but so had his confidence that he could deal with them.

    Storyteller

  • As the editors put it in the introduction to the 1997 collection Commodify Your Dissent, the purpose of The Baffler was to “confront the pomposities of power” and “burst the bubble of the moment, whether it was the ‘alternative culture’ or the liberating promise of cyber-revolution.”

    Color Me Baffled! Thomas Frank's Magazine Lives Again

  • Impartially, but not indiscriminately, puncturing the sacred pomposities and cherished absurdities of American politics, business, religion, literature, and the arts.

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  • As the editors put it in the introduction to the 1997 collection Commodify Your Dissent, the purpose of The Baffler was to “confront the pomposities of power” and “burst the bubble of the moment, whether it was the ‘alternative culture’ or the liberating promise of cyber-revolution.”

    Color Me Baffled! Thomas Frank's Magazine Lives Again

  • As the editors put it in the introduction to the 1997 collection Commodify Your Dissent, the purpose of The Baffler was to “confront the pomposities of power” and “burst the bubble of the moment, whether it was the ‘alternative culture’ or the liberating promise of cyber-revolution.”

    Color Me Baffled! Thomas Frank's Magazine Lives Again

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