It was also interesting to note how many big books some of them had studied, and how many high-sounding subjects some of them claimed to have mastered.
I soon learned that most of them had the merest smattering of the high-sounding things that they had studied.
Cide Hamete Benengeli, the Arab and Manchegan author, relates in this most grave, high-sounding
, minute, delightful, and original history that after the discussion between the famous Don Quixote of La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza which is set down at the end of chapter twenty-one, Don Quixote raised his eyes and saw coming along the road he was following some dozen men on foot strung together by the neck, like beads, on a great iron chain, and all with manacles on their hands.
Fraud and robbery are high-sounding
words--justified, you think, by a fancied resemblance in some young imp to an idle daub of a dead man's Brother
Sometimes he would sit backward, with his face to the horse's tail and sides, and then, with a whoop and a somerset, come right side up in his place again, and, drawing on a grave face, begin to lecture Andy in high-sounding
tones for laughing and playing the fool.
I am sick, sick, sick, even unto death, Of the hollow and high-sounding
vanities Of the populous Earth
That this barefooted beachcomber should possess such high-sounding
dignity was inconceivable.
Refuse to be enticed by empty philosophies and high-sounding
powers of this world, choosing to follow Jesus instead (v.
What we're going to wind up with, I feel safe in predicting, are more high-sounding
generalizations that plainly panderto the pollution machine that mucks us up to our ears (70,000 tons in one year alone) and renders the great St.
To make brave, high-sounding
rallying cries is easy, but to sign up for independence when knowing all the pros and cons is vastly different.
MN - (e-mail address supplied) A mish-mash of half-baked ideas Dear Sir, Gulf Times The letter "Importance of brain education" (, November 19) is just a string many high-sounding
words which absolutely do not convey anything.
8 ( ANI ): With Narendra Modi emphasizing that the Gujarat model of development was a success because of empowerment of women, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Monday alleged that the women of this country have seen the hatred-filled politics, which the former represents, and they can never ever give any credibility to just high-sounding