POMPOSITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of POMPOSITY
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 n.  excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; acting like stuffed shirt
Classic Sentence:
1  The cronies had such a curious pomposity under their assumed modesty.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
2  'Don't make your eyes red, Oliver, but eat your food and be thankful,' said Mr. Bumble, in a tone of impressive pomposity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
3  Kennicott, Sam Clark, Jackson Elder, young Dr. McGanum, and James Madison Howland, teetering on their toes near the stove, conversed with the sedate pomposity of the commercialist.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence:
1  Although the commencement speaker had some good things to say, we had to laugh at his pomposity and general air of parading his own dignity.