Pedant sentence examples

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  • A kindly old pedant, Fulcher interlards his history with much discourse on geography, zoology and sacred history.

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  • He poses too much as a fine gentleman, and is so anxious not to be taken for a pedant of the vulgar scholastic kind that he falls into the hardly more attractive pedantry of the aesthete and virtuoso.

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  • It is plain that Prodicus was an affected pedant; yet his simple conventional morality found favour, and Plato (Rep. 600 C) couples him with Protagoras in his testimony to the popularity of the sophists and their teaching.

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  • The whole plan was based upon defective information and preconceived ideas; it has gone down to history as a classical example of bad generalship, and its author Weyrother, who was perhaps nothing worse than a pedant, as a charlatan.

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  • Certainly there hangs about him a slight air of the comic pedant.

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  • It was the history, the realia of the literature, that always interested him; he did not care for Arabic poetry as such, and the then much praised Hariri seemed to him a grammatical pedant.

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  • I hate to sound like an old pedant but this is the normal definition of ' unpredictable ' not ' random ' .

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  • But his practical father took care that he should grow up a prince, not a pedant.

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