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pompous
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

or more rarely:  showing ceremonial splendor (pomp)
  • Our visitor bore every mark of being an average commonplace British tradesman, obese, pompous, and slow.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (8% in)
  • With a comical pomposity of manner he bowed solemnly to both of us and strode off upon his way.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (53% in)

There are no more uses of "pompous" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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