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pomp
used in Henry VIII

5 uses
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Definition
ceremonial elegance and splendor

or:

(archaic) a pretentious or vain display
  • Men might say, Till this time pomp was single, but now married To one above itself.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (18% in)
  • This holy fox, Or wolf, or both,—for he is equal ravenous As he is subtle, and as prone to mischief As able to perform't; his mind and place Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally— Only to show his pomp as well in France As here at home, suggests the King our master To this last costly treaty, the interview, That swallowed so much treasure, and like a glass Did break i' the rinsing.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (75% in)
  • Here's the pang that pinches: His Highness having liv'd so long with her, and she So good a lady that no tongue could ever Pronounce dishonour of her,—by my life, She never knew harm-doing—O, now, after So many courses of the sun enthroned, Still growing in a majesty and pomp, the which To leave a thousand-fold more bitter than 'tis sweet at first to acquire,—after this process, To give her the avaunt, it is a pity Would move a monster.
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — An ante-chamber of the Queen's apartments (8% in)
  • O, God's will, much better She ne'er had known pomp!
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — An ante-chamber of the Queen's apartments (13% in)
  • Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye!
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (80% in)

There are no more uses of "pomp" in Henry VIII.

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