(a.) Showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another.
(1) In one of the best of the recent ones ( Shakespeare Unbound , 2007) René Weis has a cool and illuminatingly open-minded analysis of whether the earlier sonnets (including 20) are directed at the young and glamorous Earl of Southampton, the poet’s patron and possible love object.
(2) The new slogan “for the thirsty” seems to lionise those who try different things: great for enticing new patrons but do you really want your loyal consumer base branching out beyond their usual pint?
(3) He has set up a "trade and growth" board for Scotland and will soon lead Scotland's "largest ever trade delegation to Brazil", a visit which will take place on St Andrew's Day, the patron saints day beloved by the nationalists.
(4) Immediately after the verdicts two Surrey-based charities, Shooting Star Chase and the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, said that Clifford would no longer be their patron.
(5) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Charlie Webster explains her decision to quit as patron of Sheffield United She said: “At no point have Sheffield United acknowledged the extremity of his crime.
(6) In view of this, Hufeland has become a kind of 'patron saint' to modern chronobiologists.
(7) The bill should authorize stiff fines for unruly dog behavior – to include noise violations from sustained barking and lunging – and misdemeanor criminal penalties for menacing waitstaff and patrons.
(8) I went to the club twice and moved around, taking my photos without interacting much with any of the patrons,” McMullan recalled.
(9) He was the patron of an alternative medicine charity run by Dr Patrick Pietroni, who had a GP practice in the basement of Marylebone Church.
(10) If there is a patron saint of shorts in this country, then it is undoubtedly the Chungmeister, with her beloved denim hotpants and collection of lacy and smart city shorts.
(11) A former showgirl from the gravel pits of Wraysbury in Berkshire, Keeler was just 19 and was staying on the estate with her friend, patron and (some said) pimp, the society osteopath Stephen Ward.
(12) In the African American neighborhood south of the Midway, Gates gutted a string of condemned buildings and then turned them into sculpture, covertly turning his collectors into patrons of urban renewal .
(13) Litvinenko also received a regular stipend from the oligarch Boris Berezovsky , his friend and patron, who had arranged his escape from Russia in October 2000.
(14) Kabila's father, Laurent Kabila, had seized power with Rwandan help in 1997 only to then go to war with his former patrons and die by an assassin's bullet a little over three years later.
(15) They are thus funded or closed from season to season depending on the generosity of surrounding mines, the success of local art centres, and the sympathy of wealthy patrons.
(16) But we will support a secure and united Iraq as a partner, and never as a patron.
(17) He wants to style himself as patron of the most ambitious urban overhaul since Baron Haussmann dramatically changed the face of Paris in the mid-19th century when he carved out wide boulevards and the Champs Elysée.
(18) A spokesman for Prince Charles said: “The red squirrel is a most cherished and iconic national species, and, as patron of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust, the Prince of Wales keenly supports all efforts to conserve and promote their diminishing numbers.
(19) She gives the example of the Digismart scheme , of which she is a patron, which uses digital tools to mentor struggling school children, and has been introduced at 500 schools.
(20) Unlike the multi-racial community living and working in Woodstock , Cape Town’s oldest suburb, the vast majority of the Old Biscuit Mill’s patrons are white, while many of those serving in the food market and other businesses are black, as are the car guards and beggars outside.
(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.