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Definition lacking maturity — often intellectually pretentious
  • She was eager to escape the sophomoric conversation.
  • "I find that not only inappropriate but quite possibly sophomoric," declared Peter wearily.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • No!" in a loud voice to the beaverboard walls, and then hurl myself on the typewriter where, cackling wickedly, I would tap out a swift, sophomoric but blessedly purgative variation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Although Langdon suspected this was more of a cartoonist's sophomoric prank than any kind of enlightened allusion to pagan human sexuality, he had learned not to underestimate Disney's grasp of symbolism.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Carol was always a kind of high priestess in our family circle, a wry and demonstrative oracle who read eastern philosophy with sophomoric intensity and who tried to implement the lessons she derived from her readings in our household.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Mannequin hands, or handequins as some called them, had articulated fingers enabling an artist to pose the hand in whatever position he wanted, which for sophomoric college students was often with the middle finger extended straight up in the air.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I was in heaven as I went around and around that track, giggling at sophomoric radio skits about Dick Cheney and listening to the new bands like the Kings of Leon that I'd been reading about in my copies of SPIN but had never actually heard in the endless repeat of classic rock vs. hip hop vs. Spanish radio that is the soundtrack of daily life in prison.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "That is sophomoric heroics!" roared the Russian, slamming his hand down on the back of the seat.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He had no idea his frivolous, obnoxious, even sophomoric objection to Buckley's entry would prove to be so useful.
    John Grisham  --  Sycamore Row
  • Herschel found a country station out of Clanton and shook his head at the DJ's twangy and sophomoric comments.
    John Grisham  --  Sycamore Row

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