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pompous
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
behaving with excessive self-importance — often with exaggerated dignity or ceremonial splendor

or more rarely:  showing ceremonial splendor (pomp)
  • 'Don't make your eyes red, Oliver, but eat your food and be thankful,' said Mr. Bumble, in a tone of impressive pomposity.
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (56% in)
  • 'Come,' said Mr. Bumble, somewhat less pompously, for it was gratifying to his feelings to observe the effect his eloquence had produced; 'Come, Oliver!
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (60% in)

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