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  • announced with pomp and splendor
  • There was an expectancy about its sounds and shapes: the distant chunk pomp of leather and young bodies on the practice field near her house made her think of bands and cold Coca-Colas, parched peanuts and the sight of people’s breath in the air.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • For all the pomp and circumstance of the table, Drew’s parents are completely down to earth.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The rest stemmed from all of those mingled elements comprising what, in that era so heavily burdened by the idiom of psychoanalysis, I had come to recognize as the gestalt: the blissful temper of the sunny June day, the ecstatic pomp of Mr. Handel’s riverborne jam session, and this festive little room whose open windows admitted a fragrance of spring blossoms which pierced me with that sense of ineffable promise and certitude I don’t recall having felt more than once or twice after the…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • ) was a fate akin—more or less—to death; hence the pomp and spectacle of the arrangements, the grim sense of ceremony, as if Kitsey were some lost princess of Ur to be feasted and decked in finery and — attended by tambourine players and handmaidens — paraded down in splendor to the Underworld.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • In June she married Tom Buchanan of Chicago, with more pomp and circumstance than Louisville ever knew before.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Maybe one day I’ll get a net, make me a rat to pomp up my own hair.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • So did his teachers at the seminary, who deemed him too playful and impatient with pomp and procedure; they delayed his ordination.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Never such a compound of pomp and poverty seen before!
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Though Balashev was used to imperial pomp, he was amazed at the luxury and magnificence of Napoleon’s court.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • A second hearse, decked with the same funereal pomp, was brought to M. de Villefort’s door, and the coffin removed into it from the post-wagon.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Except for the jewelry, he was a conservative dresser and carried himself with the unconscious pomp of a man of secure means.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I am filled with unutterable loathing when I contemplate the religious pomp and show, together with the horrible inconsistencies, which every where surround me.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • THESEUS Go, Philostrate, Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments; Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth; Turn melancholy forth to funerals— The pale companion is not for our pomp.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • O, farewell, Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • CHAPTER 56 The disarray of the queendom didn’t lend itself to pomp and circumstance, so Alyss kept her coronation ceremony short and to the point.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp; And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • My first displays the wealth and pomp of kings, Lords of the earth! their luxury and ease.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • He was degraded in their eyes; he had lost caste and station before the very paupers; he had fallen from all the height and pomp of beadleship, to the lowest depth of the most snubbed hen-peckery.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • They placed him in the midst of them, and with much pomp and stateliness they conducted him into another room, where there was a sumptuous table laid with but four covers.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I do not love pomp.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • As he drew near, he slackened speed, took the middle of the street, leaned far over to starboard and rounded to ponderously and with laborious pomp and circumstance—for he was personating the Big Missouri, and considered himself to be drawing nine feet of water.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Take physic, pomp; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them And show the heavens more just.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Where the sun had gone down in simple state — pure of the pomp of clouds — spread a solemn purple, burning with the light of red jewel and furnace flame at one point, on one hill-peak, and extending high and wide, soft and still softer, over half heaven.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The slow march began, sonorous with its ancient pomp, and Feyd-Rautha led his troupe across the arena for obeisance at the foot of his uncle’s box.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • There was surprising pomp and magnificence; there were fetes, carousals, continual opera bouffe; and all Italy composed sonnets in my praise, though not one of them was passable.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • But Changazi had delayed its official inauguration until an event promising sufficient pomp could be arranged, Mortenson says.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He later did so, and Andrews’ farewell message turned out to be the ninth stanza of Gray’s "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard": The boasts of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • ’Now, this is a fine cigar!’ yelled Will’s father, turning with great pomp back to the counter.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • You’ll tell me he has ample store of wealth, The pomp and circumstance of kings; but if These give no pleasure, all the rest I count The shadow of a shade, nor would I weigh His wealth and power ’gainst a dram of joy.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • There had never been such a display of pomp.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • There was always one bud larger and more beautiful than the rest, which pushed her outer, covering back with more pomp, as if the beauty in soft, silky robes knew that she was the lily-queen by right divine, while her more timid sisters doffed their green hoods shyly, until the whole plant was one nodding bough of loveliness and fragrance.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Fashion and pomp required more ample sums, so that the poor man was nowhere.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • It was Marine Corps pomp and glory.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He died in 1882 and was buried with great pomp and ceremony in Westminster Abbey as one of England’s distinguished sons.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The strong walls, the steel of the girders, the breadth and beam and pomp of it were there only to bring out the contrast with the young beauty beside him.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp?
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • And because my first inclination was to be entertained with scenes of pomp and magnificence, I desired to see Alexander the Great at the head of his army, just after the battle of Arbela: which, upon a motion of the governor’s finger, immediately appeared in a large field, under the window where we stood.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • He loved to live there simply and at ease, away from the state and pomp of Cair Paravel, the royal city.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • And never having been anywhere in the world but in Africa, Nantucket, and the pagan harbors most frequented by whalemen; and having now led for many years the bold life of the fishery in the ships of owners uncommonly heedful of what manner of men they shipped; Daggoo retained all his barbaric virtues, and erect as a giraffe, moved about the decks in all the pomp of six feet five in his socks.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He had left behind him five children and a wife; and in nineteen years he had seen five funerals issue, and none of them humble enough in pomp to denote a servant.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • I delight to come to my bearings—not walk in procession with pomp and parade, in a conspicuous place, but to walk even with the Builder of the universe, if I may—not to live in this restless, nervous, bustling, trivial Nineteenth Century, but stand or sit thoughtfully while it goes by.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Old brocades, green bronzes, lacquer-work, carved ivories, exquisite surroundings, luxury, pomp, there is much to be got from all these.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • What occurs under the public gaze with so much pomp and ceremony is often the conclusion, or mere ratification, of what has taken place over weeks or months within the walls of such houses.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • He shrank from the dignity of celebrant because it displeased him to imagine that all the vague pomp should end in his own person or that the ritual should assign to him so clear and final an office.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • She went and sat down on her candle box, and the pride and pomp of her victorious attitude made it a throne.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • So our general, settled on his property of two thousand souls, lives in pomp, and domineers over his poor neighbors as though they were dependents and buffoons.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The English, repulsed foot by foot, beaten in all encounters, and defeated in the passage of the Isle of Loie, were obliged to re-embark, leaving on the field of battle two thousand men, among whom were five colonels, three lieutenant colonels, two hundred and fifty captains, twenty gentlemen of rank, four pieces of cannon, and sixty flags, which were taken to Paris by Claude de St. Simon, and suspended with great pomp in the arches of Notre Dame.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • At court, and in the castles of the great nobles, where the pomp and state of a court was emulated, Norman-French was the only language employed; in courts of law, the pleadings and judgments were delivered in the same tongue.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
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