Sentence Examples

  • The buildings erected by Abdur Rahman were pretentious, but unmarked by any originality in design and hardly worthy representation of the beauty and dignity of Mahommedan architecture.
  • His chief defects are a somewhat pretentious and at the same time monotonous style, and a want of sympathy and intensity.
  • His writing style is unnecessarily pretentious.
  • His literary training was inadequate; his vocabulary is limited and his style awkward and pretentious; and he had a fondness for moralizing tritely and obviously, which mars his best passages.
  • There are monuments to the two former in the town, while the resting-place of the latter in the cemetery is marked by a less pretentious memorial.