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  • "Sweating sanctimonious bully—my husband’s uncle!" thought Carol.
  • She was born in a hill-smothered Wisconsin village where her father was a prosy minister; she labored through a sanctimonious college; she taught for two years in an iron-range town of blurry-faced Tatars and Montenegrins, and wastes of ore, and when she came to Gopher Prairie, its trees and the shining spaciousness of the wheat prairie made her certain that she was in paradise.

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  • Everyone is tired of her sanctimonious attitude.
  • You do not advance our cause by sanctimoniously refusing to compromise.

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