Pedantry in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Pedantry

An excessive attention to detail or rules. | An instance of such behaviour. | An overly ambitious display of learning.

Short Example Sentences for Pedantry

  • 1. There is the air of pedantry and labour in his. 🔊
  • 2. It was pedantry of the driest and dreariest kind. 🔊
  • 3. For this pedantry the Judge usually snubs them. 🔊
  • 4. Our pedantry wants even the saving clause of Enthusiasm. 🔊
  • 5. There was no pretension or pedantry in a word that was said. 🔊
  • 6. For, professor as he is, he despises pedantry as the plague. 🔊
  • 7. This pedantry of republican politics hath done infinite mischief among us. 🔊
  • 8. There was no pedantry whatever about Paine, this obedient son of Humanity. 🔊

How to use Pedantry in Sentences?

  • 1. Many of these have been so brilliantly successful that only pedantry would deny their value. 🔊
  • 2. But do understand through the pedantry of these remarks that we are full of admiration for the book. 🔊
  • 3. Shakespeare was as profoundly the enemy of scholastic pedantry as he was the enemy of puritan squeamishness. 🔊
  • 4. The second line has in it more of pedantry than, perhaps, can be found in any other stanza of the poem. 🔊
  • 5. Just such a pedantry exists in my native country, and truly educated men are crying out for reformation. 🔊
  • 6. But every man cannot distinguish betwixt pedantry and poetry: every man therefore is not fit to innovate. 🔊
  • 7. Such people would have said with facile pedantry that this girl possessed no sense of humour, imagining that they were reproaching her. 🔊
  • 8. Lauzun was conducted there as before, and never pardoned Maupertuis the severe pedantry of his exactitude. 🔊
  • 9. As a resuscitation of history, it has the accuracy without the pedantry of the works of German and other moderns. 🔊
  • 10. The imposition or non-imposition of a tariff may seem, at a superficial glance, to belong to the mere pedantry of politics. 🔊
  • 11. But Ellis was the most learned of antiquaries, and devoid of the pedantry which so often makes antiquarian discourses repellent. 🔊
  • 12. At first, oddly enough, it was my instinct for pedantry and linguistic learning that drew me to Byron. 🔊
  • 13. And yet, beyond all that pedantry of science, he seemed to know that it was something else, perhaps a place that a man might mould by his dreams. 🔊
  • 14. It is, I think, a part of the peculiar school-boy pedantry which is the reverse side of their literary genius. 🔊
  • 15. The half-witted pedantry of the German doctrine and practice of war, which uses brutality as a protective mask for cowardice, was far from them. 🔊
  • 16. We are too clever to be in earnest, and the expenditure of earnestness on such a subject as literature is regarded as evidence of pedantry or folly, or both. 🔊
  • 17. In this pedantry and use of "aureate terms" the Scottish versifiers went even beyond their brethren of the south.... 🔊
  • 18. But his scholarship was redeemed from pedantry by his wide reading, and by his genuine enthusiasm for all that is graceful in literature, modern as well as ancient. 🔊
  • 19. His laurel was the honorary tribute of admiring friends, in an age when royal pedantry rendered learning fashionable and a topic of exaggerated regard. 🔊
  • 20. In a word, the measured pedantry of his whole deportment betrays the happy conviction in which he rejoices of being conversant with matters little dreamt of in your philosophy. 🔊
  • 21. But he was too sensible a man not to regard with contempt the purist pedantry with which the associates of his society endeavoured to raise the German poetry. 🔊
  • 22. I owe it a great debt for deepening my artistic perception, and developing that sense of true proportion which keeps one from exaggeration on the one hand and pedantry on the other. 🔊
  • 23. Make the most of such an advantage by exercising your own abilities and powers of pleasing, give yourself the habit of talking your very best on every topic, without pedantry or any sign of premeditation. 🔊
  • 24. In many cases it is as yet impossible to tell whether a native etymology really rests on a fact of history, or is the invention of learned pedantry or popular etymologising. 🔊
  • 25. Such a blunder is not of that class which usage sanctions, and an accuracy not much short of pedantry would be argued in noticing: it is at once illiterate and vulgar in the very last degree. 🔊
  • 26. Their activity, though soon deprived of a wide usefulness by pedantry and a clannish spirit, prepared the way for great feats of linguistic reorganization. 🔊
  • 27. They wished to avoid the pedantry of the mere scholar, and the allied states of mind to which all individuals are liable; they valued the concurring testimony of the well-informed assembly. 🔊