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In their way, they are every bit as rewarding as far more ambitious, not to say pretentious stagings.

Affected and pretentious, she nevertheless comes to Enid's defense when Enid is attacked for her politically incorrect found art project.

The title of the sketch
foil to Hyacinth's snobbery, communicates genuine compassion.

Ted Lewis 's band was second only to the Paul Whiteman in popularity during the 1920s, and arguably played more real jazz with less pretension than Whiteman, especially in his recordings of the late 1920s.

The strips featuring her are largely a satire on goth culture's tendencies towards pretension.

In one review, Edgar Allan Poe described the style of writing as "turgid pretension".

The Buffalo Toms, as Bettie Serveert called them, were equally unassuming, firmly of the "get on and play" pretension-free school of stagecraft.

This is the formidable difficulty which interposes at every stage a barrier between genius and pretension; to pass it during a life in a regular progression of arduous labours at any time consummates the fame of a composer.

Qualities such as boastfulness, pomposity, pretension and self- importance cannot be effectively conveyed by a biographer/critic without quotation.

There apparent refusal to compromise to a world of pretension, aesthetic, and pose is as much a factor in their appeal as is their nonchalant ability to flawlessly convert their live sound and excitement without losing any of their urgency to vinyl.

At the time, I mention without pretension, I had other things to do." But if the guys are meant to be mockeries of pretension and false sophistication, the joke doesn't work-no one on Earth talks like Frank, save maybe Pizzolatto.

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