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pedantic
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • He bit hungrily into his bread and swallowed a couple of mouthfuls, then continued speaking, with a sort of pedant’s passion.
  • A sort of intellectual warmth, the joy of the pedant who has found out some useless fact, shone through the dirt and scrubby hair.
  • Winston thought for a moment, then pulled the speakwrite towards him and began dictating in Big Brother’s familiar style: a style at once military and pedantic, and, because of a trick of asking questions and then promptly answering them (’What lessons do we learn from this fact, comrades?

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  • Her lectures were too pedantic for my taste.
  • Don’t let grammatical pedantry obscure your authentic voice.

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