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  • Our visitor bore every mark of being an average commonplace British tradesman, obese, pompous, and slow.
  • With a comical pomposity of manner he bowed solemnly to both of us and strode off upon his way.

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  • She gave another pompous speech.
  • "Well done, Ron, excellent," said Percy Weasley pompously as "Zabini, Blaise," was made a Slytherin.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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