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pedant

noun affecter, bluffer, closed-minded person, dogmatist, narrow-minded person, opinionated person, philosophaster, pretender, sciolist
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2) The encounter between two such overdetermined figures as a fishwife and a pedant from the College de Montaigu cannot, however, simply be confused with a realistic scene of everyday life, witnessed by Des Periers and later recorded for its comic value.
Unlike Le Pedant joue, La Mort d'Agrippine was at least performed, in 1653, and achieved the notoriety of being withdrawn because of lines judged blasphemous, which naturally boosted sales.
Accordingly, in lecturing about the desire of priest and philosopher alike, the pedant foretells his own demise: to succeed, the pedant must release his ephebe, must enter a new relationship with the educated; the desire to educate "knows that what it has is what is not / And throws it away like a thing of another time, / As morning throws off stale moonlight and shabby sleep" (I.
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com)-- The Berserker and the Pedant by Josh Powell receives Medalist Honors in the Action-Adventure category of the 2015 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
A pedant might point out that Depor also conceded eight times in that match with Monaco striker Dado Prso scoring four of the goals.
Perhaps I'm just a boring old fashioned pedant but I sensed a book cashing in on celebrity status and little else.
Related bets' to a bookie are like double negatives to a pedant - a complete no-no.
ike a lot of so-called "literary" people, I have my quirks and idiosyncrasies (or idiocies), and I can turn into an unreasonable pedant at times.
I KNOW I can be a bit of a pedant but I like the Gazette, my favourite daily paper, to get things right.
REGULAR correspondent Gordon Williams, aka The Penketh Pedant, enjoys keeping us on our toes.
The Glee Club in Cardiff Bay gets in on the act when Tom Wrigglesworth writes An Open Return Letter To Richard Branson on Wednesday, February 3 (pounds 11) and the world's biggest (and best) pedant Richard Herring arrives with his latest show Hitler Moustache (pounds 11).