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  • She said it in a grandiloquent and boastful manner.
  • grandiloquent sloganeering
  • policy has been more grandiloquent than strategic
  • "Lord God of might, God of our salvation!" began the priest in that voice, clear, not grandiloquent but mild, in which only the Slav clergy read and which acts so irresistibly on a Russian heart.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • Applied to any other creature than the Leviathan—to an ant or a flea—such portly terms might justly be deemed unwarrantably grandiloquent.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • If, however, it were the fact that such a history were in existence, it must necessarily, being the story of a knight-errant, be grandiloquent, lofty, imposing, grand and true.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "No, I am studying," answered the young man, somewhat surprised at the grandiloquent style of the speaker and also at being so directly addressed.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Steve would speak to the warders in a condescending and grandiloquent style that they probably did not understand.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • ’Hercule Poirot does not hunt down tramps,’ replied my friend grandiloquently.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • But your grandiloquence, and your conduct in swinging the beetle—how excessively odd!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug

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  • And Naphta grandiloquently responded, "Logos!"
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • ’Fanny,’ returned her father, grandiloquently, ’give me leave, my dear.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The only people to whom Yurii Andreievich now felt close were his wife, her father, and two or three of his colleagues, modest rank-and-file workers, who did not indulge in grandiloquent phrases.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I question if ours are not at fault in this respect and if they are not going to look too assuming of architectural stateliness and to be overbonded with sculptural and other efforts for grandeur and grandiloquent pomp.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • His grandiloquence amused Philip, but he was sensitive to rhetoric; and he listened with pleasure while Athelny, with picturesque expressions and the fire of a real enthusiasm, described to him the rich delight of reading Don Quixote in the original and the music, romantic, limpid, passionate, of the enchanting Calderon.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • THE CADET (grandiloquently): —With the smell of powder!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I beg to suggest, with great respect, that your excellency should buy it, and thus quench the noble literary thirst which is consuming you at this moment," he concluded grandiloquently.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Me, I am the same!’ said Poirot grandiloquently.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Zdrzhinski, the officer with the long mustache, spoke grandiloquently of the Saltanov dam being "a Russian Thermopylae," and of how a deed worthy of antiquity had been performed by General Raevski.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • (Laughing): I went through the Lyre, but I snapped a cord; (Grandiloquent): I mean to write the whole thing in a book; The small gold stars, that, wrapped up in my cloak, I carried safe away at no small risks, Will serve for asterisks i’ the printed page!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • And he drew himself up grandiloquently.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • …style drew graceful little pictures of Cronshaw in the Latin Quarter, talking, writing poetry: Cronshaw became a picturesque figure, an English Verlaine; and Leonard Upjohn’s coloured phrases took on a tremulous dignity, a more pathetic grandiloquence, as he described the sordid end, the shabby little room in Soho; and, with a reticence which was wholly charming and suggested a much greater generosity than modesty allowed him to state, the efforts he made to transport the Poet to…
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • "I sent for you," said he, in a grandiloquent tone, when I had completed my examination of the beetle, "I sent for you, that I might have your counsel and assistance in furthering the views of Fate and of the bug"— "My dear Legrand," I cried, interrupting him, "you are certainly unwell, and had better use some little precautions.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • He turned to Sally, and to comfort her for the anti-climax of the contrast added grandiloquently: "They also serve who only stand and wait.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
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