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used in The Lords of Discipline

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

or more rarely:  showing ceremonial splendor (pomp)
  • I remember sitting as a freshman listening to the chairman and vicechairman of the honor court intoning very solemnly and pompously about the importance of honor and how you would be kicked out of school if you did not have it.
    Chapter 1.9 (41% in)
  • I saw the pompous son of a bitch on King Street the other day.
    Chapter 1.2 (78% in)

There are no more uses of "pompous" in The Lords of Discipline.

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