(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.
(imp. & p. p.) of Stilt
(a.) Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation.
(1) In sharp contrast, the coverage provided by the various mainstream news channels and newspapers not only seems – with some exceptions – unresponsive and stilted, but often non-existent.
(2) Tourists take the children out, to the zoo or downtown,” said the head of one orphanage of 16 children, a small wooden house built on stilts in flooded fields.
(3) Look, you can see it here," he says, pointing to a long, low, flat plateau that barely rises above the palms, banana plants and rubber trees that skirt the road and hug the traditional stilted timber houses dotting the lush emerald-green countryside.
(4) The houses were built on stilts and connected by thin wooden planks.
(5) Old plastic supermarket bags clog the ground under the platform stilts and the smell of sewage is overpowering.
(6) Meanwhile , the company's founder Guy Laliberté – the stilt walker who in 2009 became a billionaire space tourist – has said he is "heartbroken" by the traumatic accident.
(7) Updated at 1.33am GMT 1.23am GMT Lorde , a 17-year-old who achieved massive international success in about four months, steps on a small, round stage to perform a stilted version of her megahit Royals.
(8) It has been a stilted trajectory so far, when you consider the Guardian first wrote about her in 2008, describing her as "the female Frankmusik, the Fisher Price Fischerspooner" based on her debut single !Franchesckaar!
(9) My house is on stilts and there are 11 steps up to my front door so by Saturday morning, the water was already very high.
(10) The narration was awkward and stilted in a manner that suggested it had been translated into English and back again several times.
(11) Instead, the houses are built on stilts – meaning they can be much closer to trees.
(12) Initial clinical signs included stilted gait and simultaneous advancement of their pelvic limbs.
(13) Sample one of these stilted rorbu – timber-built and each boasting modern kitchens, lounges and nice bathrooms – in the cod-fishing town of Svolvær.
(14) Their version of Get Lucky and Freak Out, aided by Stevie Wonder and Nile Rogers, sounds just a little bit stilted, but it might have something to do with this particular recording.
(15) It has been claimed that those using social media in an abusive and vindictive way towards this woman are supporters of mine,” said Evans, who beyond a stilted video statement on his release had said nothing as the controversy swirled around him.
(16) (There is an ancillary attempt to make himself sound posh by using the stiltedly correct form of "ambassador to the UK".
(17) I saw it in Catherine Deneuve and Björk in Dancer in the Dark and in Nicole Kidman in Dogville: a Meg-Ryan-on-Parky glazed look, a hint that they don't quite know what they're doing, or what to make of the stilted script they've been handed.
(18) "I represent the people of Xinjiang," Aisikaier says in stilted Mandarin.
(19) If successful, it could see rich countries promise not only to cut their emissions but to stump up cash for poor nations to pay for the changes they'll need to protect their towns and villages from those effects of climate change already under way and too late to reverse (think houses on stilts on easily flooded sandbanks in Bangladesh).
(20) General clinical symptoms in these animals immediately postexposure were tremors, lethargy, stilted gait, and, in some animals, prostration.