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pompous
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "Sne-gi-ryov?" the doctor said loudly and pompously.
  • But Grushenka was surprised at their meeting her with arrogant dignity and self-assertion, with the greatest punctilio and pompous speeches.
  • Pan Mussyalovitch introduced a terrible number of Polish words into his sentences, and seeing that this only increased his consequence in the eyes of the President and the prosecutor, grew more and more pompous, and ended by talking in Polish altogether.
  • A whole series of letters had followed—one every day—all as pompous and rhetorical, but the loan asked for, gradually diminishing, dropped to a hundred roubles, then to twenty-five, to ten, and finally Grushenka received a letter in which both the Poles begged her for only one rouble and included a receipt signed by both.
  • The Pole gasped with offended dignity, and quickly and pompously delivered himself in broken Russian: (Pani Agrafena, I came here to forget the past and forgive it, to forget all that has happened till to-day—

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  • She gave another pompous speech.
  • "Well done, Ron, excellent," said Percy Weasley pompously as "Zabini, Blaise," was made a Slytherin.
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