pomp and circumstance


: impressive formal activities or ceremonies

Examples of pomp and circumstance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Benson’s status in the community was acknowledged by Austin’s mayor Kirk Watson, who granted the singer a key to the city at the start of the show, but even with such pomp and circumstance, Shaey Graves managed to cut a memorable impression. Simon Vozick-Levinson, Rolling Stone, 13 Mar. 2024 Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is one of the most important periods across Mexico, and Mérida celebrates with pomp and circumstance. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 20 Feb. 2024 Ron Washington was introduced as manager of the Angels last week with the usual pomp and circumstance for such occasions. Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Originally, a major part of the pomp and circumstance was allowing the general public to watch for free from the river banks. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 12 Mar. 2024 From the pomp and circumstance to the policy issues, here’s what Arizonans should look out for in Biden's primetime State of the Union speech. Laura Gersony, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 The concert, which kicked off Stapleton’s 2024 All-American Road Show tour, was happily free of pomp and circumstance. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2024 Yet the lack of pomp and circumstance around his return means that its meta aspects become the most meaningful. Alison Herman, Variety, 13 Feb. 2024 Kevin Cusick’s countdown of the top newsmakers, groundbreakers and world-class fakers looks back on all the pomp and circumstance surrounding Sunday’s rather large football game. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Pomp and circumstance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomp%20and%20circumstance. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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