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But before Paul Wolfowitz could high-five Condoleezza Rice, Havel warned that eerily similar high-sounding rhetoric was used to justify the Warsaw Pact's indefensible 1968 invasion of Prague.
The bishops "float seven high-sounding precepts, not one of which holds any promise of improving the situation in the Middle East.
Have nothing to say, but use a great many words, particularly high-sounding words, to say it.
We find that if we are not worth the expressing, no one has the time to listen, that high-sounding phrases and carefully chosen words are but breath blown into unheeding and unhearing space.
My expectations were raised", wrote one traveller in 1854, "by hearing that we were about to cross a Balkan; but I discovered 'ere long that this high-sounding title denotes only a ridge which divides the waters, or a mountain pass.
The movement is expressive of moods, though not of any of the high-sounding thoughts printed in the program.
Jan-Willem Jansens is putting such high-sounding talk to work.
He extracted humor from weird figures of speech, big words, and high-sounding expressions, but often delivered himself of shrewd aphorisms, and in this respect was again a model for Mark Twain.
Then, perhaps wanting a more high-sounding cause, he invoked "a new international order.
Nevada (US), Dec 30 (ANI): Maltreatment of European Roma (Gypsies) worsened during 2011 despite high-sounding paper strategies, conferences and funding to integrate them, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.
At its core is a high-sounding "Pan-Canadian Commitment to Timely Service".