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Sample sentences for the GRE study word pedantic

pedantic can be used as a adj

1.Mary had neither genius nor taste and though vanity had given her application, it had given her likewise a pedantic air and conceited manner, which would have injured a higher degree of excellence than she had reached. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2.The conversations, it must be confessed, are often diffuse and pedantic but they only make us feel most comfortably sleepy, as one invariably feels after a good day's fishing. - from English Literature by William J. Long
3.This German Socialism, which took its schoolboy task so seriously and solemnly, and extolled its poor stock-in-trade in such mountebank fashion, meanwhile gradually lost its pedantic innocence. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
4.One day, however, he could not refrain from so doing, and, with that vague despair which suddenly casts the lead into the depths of its despair, he said to her "What a very pedantic air that young man has. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Dessalles, the tutor he had brought from Switzerland, was wearing a coat of Russian cut and talking broken Russian to the servants, but was still the same narrowly intelligent, conscientious, and pedantic preceptor. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.He was continually traveling through the three provinces entrusted to him, was pedantic in the fulfillment of his duties, severe to cruelty with his subordinates, and went into everything down to the minutest details himself. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.A private teacher could never find his account in teaching either an exploded and antiquated system of a science acknowledged to be useful, or a science universally believed to be a mere useless and pedantic heap of sophistry and nonsense. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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