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pompous
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The Aeneid
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  • Think you these tears, this pompous train of woe, Are known or valued by the ghosts below?
  • Himself he saw amidst the Grecian train, Mix’d in the bloody battle on the plain; And swarthy Memnon in his arms he knew, His pompous ensigns, and his Indian crew.
  • Peaceful Menoetes after these he kill’d, Who long had shunn’d the dangers of the field: On Lerna’s lake a silent life he led, And with his nets and angle earn’d his bread; Nor pompous cares, nor palaces, he knew, But wisely from th’ infectious world withdrew: Poor was his house; his father’s painful hand Discharg’d his rent, and plow’d another’s land.

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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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