(a.) Highly embellished with figurative language; florid; as, a flowery style.
(1) Khan said later: “Speakers can get carried away but they are just flowery words.” Goldsmith’s team cite Tamimi as saying that after Israel is destroyed and replaced with an Islamic state, Jews should “sail on the sea in ships back to where they came or drown in it”.
(2) 73 Kloof Street, +27 21 424 6169, onceincapetown.co.za The Backpack Facebook Twitter Pinterest Founder-owners Toni Shina and Lee Harris have created a homely hostel spread across four adjoining houses with cool courtyards and flowery gardens, a chillout lounge, communal kitchen, health-food cafe and terrace bar.
(3) While still only 20, Guinness was a flowery Osric, in Gielgud's Hamlet at the New Theatre.
(4) My memories of working in the shop over Christmas are of customers grabbing frantically, of men buying a pair of knickers for one girlfriend and a basque for another, of the flowery heat of the store being broken by icy gusts from the swinging door.
(5) Instead, those who would see abortion made illegal drape their dangerous policies in flowery language – being careful to paint women as ignorant victims, not criminals.
(6) It was his idea that the letters on the hotel's sign should be in a permanent state of flux – sometimes reading "flowery twats", sometimes "farty towels".
(7) So many teenagers are doing it.” I stare at pictures of David Beckham with his flowery sleeves, Angelina Jolie all veins and scrawls.
(8) Siân James (flowery dress) and Jonathan Blake (checked trousers) were key figures and are played in the film by Jessica Gunning and Dominic West.
(9) A woman in a flowery bathing cap swore decorously as she got in: "Flipping shit!"
(10) Some of the old women in their flowery housecoats, scarves knotted tightly under their chins, pushed free sweets on us, giggling and laughing, throwing their eyes to heaven.
(11) But it’s a different story at the Summit hotel, a low-rise, slightly old-fashioned affair set amid flowery gardens.
(12) with smiley ladies in flowery housecoats and for herds of cows on their way for milking.
(13) In an interview back in August at the teams Flowery Branch, GA HQ, Smith told me: “There were certain things that we didn’t do very well last year.
(14) If his unveiling was accompanied by flowery rhetoric about the club's glorious history and a "commitment to the long term", its termination was as messy, unsatisfactory and gloomy as the 10 months in between.
(15) "Our countryside is much more flowery than it should be," says Matthew Oates, a National Trust ecologist.
(16) They won't thank the west – or China, India, Russia, the African Union – for letting this Arab spring die in a field of flowery promises.
(17) Morrissey's style also caught his eye, as Howarth also wore his hair in a quiff, inspired by David Tennant's Doctor Who, and liked flowery shirts.
(18) Loss of flowery habitats and rising disease have been blamed, as well as increasing use of pesticides .
(19) A self-styled modern prophet, seemingly constructed of right angles, flowery superlatives and swear words, bounding around like some kind of hipster, dandy Jesus.
(20) Smell is a sense which triggers our emotions; it was more eloquent a tribute to Blow than any of the flowery eulogies I had read.
(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.