(n.) A hood; especially, an ornamental or an official hood.
(n.) A device placed on the foreheads of horses which draw the hearse in pompous funerals.
(n.) A matron who accompanies a young lady in public, for propriety, or as a guide and protector.
(v. t.) To attend in public places as a guide and protector; to matronize.
(1) The molecular chaperone GroE facilitates correct protein folding in vivo and in vitro.
(2) Ellen Page is to make her directorial debut with Miss Stevens, starring Anna Faris as a teacher chaperoning a mob of high school students to a state drama competition.
(3) According to its physical and biochemical properties, poly(L-malate) may alternatively function as a molecular chaperone in nucleosome assembly in the S phase and as both an inhibitor and a stock-piling agent of DNA-polymerase-alpha-primase in the G2 phase and M phase of the plasmodial cell cycle.
(4) Two proteins, P1 and P2, which are specifically altered in mammalian cell mutants resistant to antimitotic drugs, have been identified as the homologs of two members of the class of proteins known as molecular chaperones.
(5) In his previous job, as BBC Vision director, he made a generally favourable impression on media reporters, especially those from papers hostile to the corporation, for his willingness to attend friendly and gossipy dinners without being chaperoned by BBC minders.
(6) Spending time with Fred Miller, 93, and his fiancee Joan Emms, 84, veers close to chaperoning lovestruck teens.
(7) In the presence of HSP70s both the autoprotease and transpeptidase activities were inhibited, indicating that these chaperones can interact with nascent polypeptides and, in the cases studied here, perturb their normal structures.
(8) Other reasons for using a chaperone included a patient with emotional problems, a history of rape or sexual abuse, a seductive patient, an uncomfortable patient or physician, a first pelvic examination, and medicolegal issues.
(9) In a survey of 200 female patients attending a five-man practice in a health centre, 75 per cent of the respondents stated that they would like to be offered a chaperone at pelvic examinations.
(10) Complementation experiments with E. coli groE mutants showed that the chaperonin-10 and chaperonin-60 genes from the endosymbiont are expressed in E. coli and that they can function as molecular chaperones together with endogenous GroEL and GroES, respectively.
(11) We have previously reconstituted the soluble phase of precursor protein translocation in vitro using purified proteins (the precursor proOmpA, the chaperone SecB, and the ATPase SecA) in addition to isolated inner membrane vesicles.
(12) These results support the notion that both H and L chains require the chaperoning function of BiP before or during the process of antibody assembly.
(13) Constitutively expressed heat-shock proteins of the hsp60 and hsp70 families, classified as 'molecular chaperones', have important functions in the folding and intracellular sorting of newly-synthesized proteins.
(14) This sequential mechanism of chaperone action may represent an important pathway for the folding of newly synthesized polypeptides.
(15) At times the tightly chaperoned tour already felt as if National Lampoon’s Cuban Vacation had been scripted by over-earnest communist officials.
(16) These findings demonstrate that the GdnHCl denaturation of complex polymeric proteins is unlikely to follow a reversible two-state denaturation pathway, and support the involvement of a chaperone-like protein in the folding and assembly of the fimbriae in vivo.
(17) The only exit from chaperones and chilblains was marriage.
(18) The medical literature contains no consistent recommendations regarding chaperon practices during physical examination of patients.
(19) We investigated whether in vivo holoenzyme formation was influenced by the association of the apoenzyme with cellular chaperones.
(20) The level of awareness of clinical teaching was poor and examination of women patients without a chaperone caused distress and should be rectified.
(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.