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Macron lavished Putin with pomp and respect and drew analogies to Peter the Great, who founded the Russian leader's home city of St. Petersburg and visited France as part of a process of opening his nation to western influences in the 17th Century.
One man, who refused to be quoted by name, stood with his arms folded, glaring at the pomp of the event.
Unlike its dance and reality show contemporaries, there’s no pomp or fluff.
Amid prayer, tears and the tolling of bells, the Washington region marked Memorial Day on Monday with pomp and parades and solemn tributes to those who have fallen in service to the nation.
But after the pomp of presidential travel overseas, Trump will return to Washington to find the same problems that have dogged him.
In the video, the actors portray a number of despots(I won’t name them here, but look closely at their outfits) from thepast and the present, symbolizing the constant effort of Evil, withtheir propaganda, pomp & grandeur, to lure the Good.
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Origin and Etymology of pomp
Middle English, from Anglo-French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, pomp, from Greek pompē act of sending, escort, procession, pomp, from pempein to send
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
POMP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pomp for English Language Learners
: the impressive decorations, music, clothing etc., that are part of some formal events
POMP Defined for Kids
Definition of pomp for Students
: a show of wealth and splendor
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