(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.
(1) Sally’s transformation from snobby busybody to the knicker factory’s answer to Hillary Clinton is now complete and she always has one eye on boosting her political profile.
(2) Quite when the word "hipster" stopped denoting muso snobs in peculiar jeans and instead started referring to people who get snobby about coffee beans and beer hops, drink cocktails out of jam jars and dress as though they are pioneers from the outback even though they actually live in Brooklyn or Homerton, I really could not say.
(3) This usually happens for snobby reasons (basically, the mother's name packs more punch).
(4) Trierweiler, too, disliked living in the Elysée, surrounded by “snobby” advisers who “feel themselves very superior” and to whom “betrayal is seen as a virtue”.
(5) Tour guide Inigo from the brilliantly informal Go Local explained that the city is often thought snobby by inhabitants of Bilbao and Victoria, its two big neighbours.
(6) All this nonsense from very snobby Tories that we should not dominate the campaign and I should go on holiday for six months – forget it!
(7) Well handled.” Trump was later to claim that he found the presidential attention flattering, but a follow-up roast by the night’s professional comedian Seth Meyers rankled visibly and arguably set the tone for an 2016 election cycle driven by hatred of a snobby metropolitan elite holding its nose at America.
(8) Part-time professional skateboarder Jon Tolley and DJ Mike Smith became its owners, keen to change the snobbiness that surrounded record store culture – as other local businesses folded around them.
(9) José Ignacio may be low key and discreet, but it's relentlessly and shamelessly snobby.
(10) In that way, I would say that being smart or cynical or knowing or any of the things that I might think about myself in a snobby way and think Victoria Beck- ham isn't - are entirely useless.
(11) "At the time, I was a bit snobby about those kind of shows," he admits.
(12) Another piece of Heseltine folklore is a fabulously snobby comment recorded by the late political diarist Alan Clark: "The trouble with Michael is that he had to buy his own furniture."
(13) I know that sounds snobby – maybe it is – but we've been to university, we've both worked our backsides off, and we're not seeming to get the rewards for it.
(14) The snobby tone of the coverage, in fact, was much like the underlying spirit of the episode itself.
(15) For decades, the famously snobby Baron Michael Jopling lorded it over Westmorland – he was the aristocrat who once dismissed the then deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine, an upwardly mobile commoner, by saying: “The trouble with Michael is that he had to buy all his furniture.” Currently, Rory Stewart, ex-governor of two Iraq provinces, is installed in a cottage in Penrith and the Borders for the Conservatives, and down in the South Lakes the irrepressible Tim Farron, president of the Lib Dems, is putting a brave face on it all.
(16) To call out voters for falling for such damagingly racist and sexist messages is viewed by politicians as a vote-killer and dangerously snobby by the media, as though working-class people are precious toddlers who must be humoured and can’t possibly be held responsible for any flawed thinking.
(17) Therefore his supporters say that all criticism of him comes from a snobby media.
(18) He changed American attitudes – there are those who say he made Americans almost as snobby as the British or Europeans.” McDowell says he does not know if he agrees, “but certainly he has been an immense force”.
(19) Which is why, again – back to X Factor – why there is that slightly manic quality about those kids, and again why I'm sympathetic when people are so snobby about them.
(20) "There wasn't any snobbiness, like: 'That's not a real score.'