How to use High-flown in a sentence

high-flown
  • His style was high-flown and artificial, as was natural considering his early training, and he frequently sacrificed truth to rhetoric effect; but, according to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, he and Theopompus were the only historical writers whose language was accurate and finished.

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  • The demotic stories of Khamois are simple, but the Rape of InarOs Cuirass (at Vienna) is told in a stiff and high-flown style.

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  • Bibaculus was ridiculed for his high-flown and exaggerated style and manner of expression.

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  • Perhaps this rather high-flown mission is a simple matter of the Kanazawa museum distinguishing itself from its competitors on the international contemporary art trail.

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  • After Bilbo's party, with a few departures into some gentle comic relief, usually provided by the Gamgees, the epic's general flavor becomes high-flown and suitably solemn.

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