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pompous
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

3 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)
  • Not to speak pompously, what is there in this world but accident—a long, bitter chain of accidents, from algae to reptiles to tortoises and rodents to man?
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (13% in)
  • Then, pompously: "Human consciousness—an overwhelming joy, a monstrous torture, the most fantastic achievement of the whole fantastic chronicle of time and space: you have it in you but you haven't opened up to it yet, and suddenly it will be too late!
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (16% in)
  • SUNLIGHT (loudly, a little pompously): I care about nothing!
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (95% in)

There are no more uses of "pompous" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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