PEDANT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of pedant
Definition:
n. one who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning
Example:
Her insistence that the book be memorized marked the teacher as a pedant rather than a scholar.
Sentence in Classic:
He was a pedant, to the most extreme point, the greatest pedant I had met on earth, and with that had a vanity only befitting Alexander of Macedon.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
He was continually traveling through the three provinces entrusted to him, was pedantic in the fulfillment of his duties, severe to cruel with his subordinates, and went into everything down to the minutest details himself.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Dessalles, the tutor he had brought from Switzerland, was wearing a coat of Russian cut and talking broken Russian to the servants, but was still the same narrowly intelligent, conscientious, and pedantic preceptor.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
LIZA [speaking with pedantic correctness of pronunciation and great beauty of tone] How do you do, Mrs.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
Of assistant tutors he kept but few, since most of the necessary instruction he imparted in person, and, without pedantic terminology and inflated diction and views, could so transmit to his listeners the inmost spirit of a lesson that even the youngest present absorbed its essential elements.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Mary had neither genius nor taste; and though vanity had given her application, it had given her likewise a pedantic air and conceited manner, which would have injured a higher degree of excellence than she had reached.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context