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pompous
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

4 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)
  • He is a little stiff and pompous in his manner, and he is disfigured by his uniform; but when it becomes known that he has been for eighteen years in the Austrian service, all that will be pardoned.
    Chapters 55-56 (69% in)
  • " Having delivered himself of this pompous address, uttered with a degree of energy that left the baron almost out of breath, he bowed to the assembled party and withdrew to his drawing-room, whose sumptuous furnishings of white and gold had caused a great sensation in the Chaussee d'Antin.
    Chapters 45-46 (76% in)
  • I know well, demon, that you have penetrated into the darkness of the past, and that you have read, by the light of what torch I know not, every page of my life; but perhaps I may be more honorable in my shame than you under your pompous coverings.
    Chapters 91-92 (88% in)
  • The pompous procession therefore wended its way towards Pere-la-Chaise from the Faubourg Saint-Honore.
    Chapters 105-106 (1% in)

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