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pedantic
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "That’s all pedantry and innovation, no use listening to it," the monks decided.
  • ) Not for scoundrels, but for pedantic poseurs, ’haunted by profound, unsolved doubts.’
  • "I’m bound to admit the fact," Smerdyakov drawled with pedantic composure, "that I have a secret with Fyodor Pavlovitch in this business.

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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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