(n.) An elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainmeut of a distinguished personage, or of the public; a show, spectacle, or display.
(a.) Of the nature of a pageant; spectacular.
(v. t.) To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic.
(1) Donald Trump refuses to release birth certificate and passport records Read more Firing back at Univision for its refusal to air his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants , the outspoken mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has barred anyone who works for Univision from the greens of his Miami golf course.
(2) Entwistle's chances were at one stage thought to have diminished in the wake of the much-criticised BBC coverage of the Diamond Jubilee pageant, which came under his responsibility.
(3) "What happened with the river pageant for the diamond jubilee was the result of the BBC's understandable anxiety that it should not come across as an institution more often than it has to.
(4) The broadcast featured panoramic shots of the hundreds of boats, tugs, cruisers and canoes sailing past the Houses of Parliament during the pageant staged as part of the national celebrations in June.
(5) They are bringing drugs, and bringing crime, and their rapists.” Responses included official condemnation, the withdrawal by TV network Univision from Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants , a golf course ban and the creation in Mexico of a Donald Trump piñata .
(6) As for Labour, the rolling pageant of departures from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet , and the countermoves against them, frequently resembled an episode of Game of Thrones re-enacted by the Teletubbies.
(7) Almost two months later and a day into the war, Trump declared on Fox News: “It looks like a tremendous success, from a military standpoint.” The day after that, in a San Antonio Express interview found by FactCheck.org , Trump said “ war is depressing ” and encouraged people to watch a beauty pageant.
(8) The video also features photos with Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali and a number of beauty pageant queens.
(9) Not with a song booted out into the world without pageant or fanfare.
(10) And Brand might be a hypocrite if he had bought an entire council estate of his own down the road, in some dodgy local government deal, and was on the verge of moving in the demolition trucks and turning it into a condo with a Miss World pageant on the roof.
(11) Entering Nepal’s first Miss Pink transgender beauty pageant in 2007 changed everything,” she says.
(12) We cannot let that happen.” “He says he has foreign policy experience because he ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia,” she said, adding at another point in the speech: “This isn’t reality television, this is actual reality.” Later, Clinton added: “It is not hard to see how a Trump presidency could lead to a global economic crisis.” The former secretary of state’s speech, staged in front of a wall of US flags, rebutted a foreign policy address Trump made in April in which he promised to save “humanity itself” and “shake the rust off America’s foreign policy”.
(13) Sunday's Thames pageant had a quarter-hour peak of 11.9 million viewers (61%) from 4.15pm, while on Tuesday the carriage procession had a peak of 7.4 million (45.4%) in the 15 minutes from 3.15pm, when the Queen appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
(14) This tawdry friendship of convenience, these pageants, lies and unethical compromises, may benefit Cameron and Xi, but they are an insult to the citizens of Britain, who cherish their hard-fought freedoms, and to those in China , who are still struggling courageously to achieve them.
(15) Univision said last week it would not air the 12 July pageant because of what it called insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump when he announced he was running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
(16) Swift deserves critique for her brand of feminism, which is part friendship-as-beauty-pageant mixed with individualism on steroids.
(17) It took £27m and 7,500 volunteers to make last night's pageant, but one man to envisage the possibilities and transform them into reality.
(18) The letter to Carusone hints at Trump's litigious past, urging him to "look no further than former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin, who just last week found herself on the wrong side of a $5m judgment in favour of Mr Trump after falsely stating in the press that the Trump-owned Miss USA pageant was both "fixed" and "trashy".
(19) Some were deposited from Bristol and elsewhere in the middle of the night before the pageant, and told to camp beneath London Bridge.
(20) In one of the defining moments of the opening debate, Clinton successfully baited the former reality TV star by sharing the story of Alicia Machado , the winner of the 1996 Miss Universe pageant, whose physical appearance Trump later derided with nicknames such as “Miss Piggy”.
(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.