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grandiloquent
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Definition lofty in style
  • She said it in a grandiloquent and boastful manner.
grandiloquent = lofty in style
  • grandiloquent sloganeering
  • policy has been more grandiloquent than strategic
  • But your grandiloquence, and your conduct in swinging the beetle—how excessively odd!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • THE CADET (grandiloquently): —With the smell of powder!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • 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
  • And Naphta grandiloquently responded, "Logos!"
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • 'Fanny,' returned her father, grandiloquently, 'give me leave, my dear.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • 'Hercule Poirot does not hunt down tramps,' replied my friend grandiloquently.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Steve would speak to the warders in a condescending and grandiloquent style that they probably did not understand.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • And he drew himself up grandiloquently.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • 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

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