(1) Hayley, however, is typically bumptious and indefatigable.
(2) Britain’s consul in Johannesburg, RJ Miller, accused Vine of bumptiousness and a “virtuoso display of name-dropping, from the prime minister downwards”.
(3) Cable hit back, accusing Balls of "bumptious self-confidence," and adding that Labour's starting point, "seemed to be that the past was another country, that 2010 was year zero".
(4) If Andy Coulson's appearance before the inquiry last week was guarded, defensive and careful, his most celebrated predecessor in Downing Street was at his bumptious, unapologetic best.
(5) For Michael Winner, that bumptious remnant from the unregulated days of British film production, it's a needless extension of the welfare state.
(6) In two days I spend in Eastleigh, every local person I speak to complains of mountains of leaflets, intrusive cold-calling, and bumptious Westminster types crowding their streets.
(7) Young has written openly of his admiration for, and envy of, such figures as Johnson and David Cameron – whom he first encountered at Oxford – and his hopes that some of that bumptious, bottomless self-confidence will rub off on the pupils at his new school.
(8) Which, appearing opposite Jim Carrey as the bumptious Mayor of Who-ville, is precisely his role in Ron Howard's imminent, baroquely sentimental Grinch.
(9) Shearsmith has a remarkable ability to disappear behind his characters, whether they're misanthropic clowns (Mr Jelly in his BBC2 comedy thriller Psychoville , a bumptious party guest in Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends on the West End), or as the range of grotesques that populated Royston Vasey in the comedy show that made his name.
(10) Or Sir Bobby Charlton, who also seemed to decide from an early stage that the old heads at Old Trafford did not need upstaging by bumptious headline-grabbers who brought bad publicity along with their European Cups and medals.
(11) started tearing strips off Nicholson in an egregiously bumptious and sexist fashion.
(12) The boy, inevitably, was Salmond, whom Dalyell described as "clever, precocious and bumptious".
(13) Nostalgic about its former glory, anxious about its diminished state, forgetful about its former crimes, bumptious about its future role, it has lived on its reputation as an elderly aristocrat might live on his trust fund – frugally and pompously, with a great sense of entitlement and precious little self-awareness.
(a.) Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.
(1) Leave aside the noxious and pompous view that the views of non-national-security-professionals - whatever that means - should be ignored when it comes to militarism, US foreign policy and war crimes.
(2) On last Friday's Radio 4 Today programme , the historian Robert Service played his part to perfection, pompously advising the BBC to "get some sense of proportion".
(3) He says that the idea of the corrupt, lying, pompous politician has become "the equivalent of the mother-in-law or Irish joke of the 1970s".
(4) As the debate reached its conclusion, Stockwood, dressed grandly in a purple cassock and pompously fondling his crucifix in a way that was devastatingly lampooned by Rowan Atkinson a week later on a Not the Nine O'Clock News sketch, delivered his parting shot of, "You'll get your 30 pieces of silver."
(5) She was terrifying but not pompous, and she could be quite playful, quite cosy in a strange way."
(6) Auda is more of a problem: his character is portrayed as an unreformed savage who cares only for violence, treasure and his own pompous self-image.
(7) Giles Oakley London • In conception and format, it was trite – while being undeservedly pompous and self-esteeming.
(8) About three years ago, he was teasing me about something – being thick probably, or making pompous speeches.
(9) His chairman, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, was more magnificently pompous, as befits an ex-foreign secretary.
(10) Please don't read my pompous views above as referring to the great majority of gallery shows, where dealers display art they hope someone will want to buy for their home, and new collectors are born every week.
(11) When those inside the temple are pompous hypocrites, maybe it is the better place to be.
(12) Those who actively seek out linguistic slip-ups will correct you with such glee that it makes you doubt whether their commitment to "calling out" bigotry matches their commitment to pompous arseholerly.
(13) Chaplin himself wrote about this process: "Sometimes a musician would get pompous with me, and I would cut him short: 'Whatever the melody is, the rest is just a vamp.'
(14) I realised that my goal here really is to represent – it sounds super-pompous – how we think and how we associate.
(15) "Without wishing to sound pompous, I do more research now than ever.
(16) I will leave the public to judge his actions.” Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said it should be no surprise that his black cab members across London were considering “a boycott of the Tory toff David Mellor over his outrageous, pompous and disgraceful tirade against one of their colleagues”.
(17) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – five reasons we're still slightly worried Read more This caped crusader has had a personality upgrade Facebook Twitter Pinterest Photograph: Warner Bros The Batman we met in The Lego Movie aways seemed an unlikely candidate for his own solo film, a pompous jerk who was more Flash Thompson than Bruce Wayne.
(18) It was as absurd for a Tory MP to demand Abbott's resignation from the shadow cabinet on account of this remark as it was for Ed Miliband to tell her pompously "in no uncertain terms" that it had been "unacceptable".
(19) It's pompous twaddle with no relevance to fucking anything."
(20) This is all the more surprising since Tolstoy seems to speak freely, in his fiction, with the sort of moralistic-prophetic voice – the voice of a teacher of right and wrong – that lesser writers are obliged to use sparingly, unless they want to sound pompous and didactic.