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pomp and circumstance

Celebration accompanied by traditional formalities and ceremony. Please, there's no need for all this pomp and circumstance. I'm just an ordinary guest who has come to enjoy the performance like everyone else. In the wake of the tragedy, the Queen's trip was not accompanied by the usual pomp and circumstance.
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in (one's) pomp

At the peak of one's or something's skill or physical ability; in one's or something's most successful or productive period. Primarily heard in UK. In its pomp, the company developed some of the most influential video games of all times. I used to be able to bench press over 250 pounds when I was in my pomp. When they were in their pomp, the team was almost untouchable on the pitch.
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in your pomp

in your period of greatest effectiveness; in your prime.
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pomp and circumstance

the ceremonial formality surrounding a public event.
The expression originates in Shakespeare's Othello: ‘Farewell…the royal banner, and all quality, pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war’; but its modern currency owes much to its use as the title of a set of orchestral marches ( 1901 ) by Sir Edward Elgar .
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pomp and ˈcircumstance

formal and impressive ceremony: The Prince was welcomed with warmth, but not with all the pomp and circumstance he was used to.This comes from Shakespeare’s play Othello and refers to the impressive clothes, decorations, music, etc. that are part of an official ceremony.
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Pomp explained that the first alternative is broader than the Uniformity Committee's proposal and the second alternative.
We do exist, all of us here, and we exist in good part because of Lewis and Clark and, yes, little Pomp, who innocently linked Native America and Europe and civilization and wilderness, and who, throughout his life, seemed to display an optimistic appetite for whatever would come next.
Lahore [Pakistan], Jan 22 ( ANI ): Even as Basant Panchmi, the festival marking the onset of spring, is celebrated with great pomp and show, the occasion remains lackluster in Pakistan.
Crowds gathered at Victoria Park to watch the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Vasily Petrenko, perform some proms favourites including Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance march.
I hope that the crowds flock to his match to see a master of his art at work, perhaps not in his pomp, but still able to show his range of shots supported by one of the best, coolest temperaments in sport.
And, of course, it wouldn't be complete without Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance.
They carry the emotion of a slightly pompous Cure, the drama of a slightly pompous Waterboys, the swagger of a slightly pompous Specials and the pomp of a slightly pompous Spiritualized.
YOU might have missed it amid all the pomp and circumstance surrounding inaugurations in Sacramento and in Washington, but a smaller dog-and-pony show took place earlier this week, when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took to the nation's capital.
THE "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" ACT CELEBRATED ITS fourth anniversary in January with only minor pomp as President Bush starred in a lackluster photo-op at a Maryland public school.
Rudyard Kipling, the bard of Imperial Britain during the 19th century, marked the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 with a poem that reflected on the ephemeral character of empire: Far-called, our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday / Is one with Nineveh and Tyre
A rousing extravaganza of musical pomp and circumstance is set to stir the city as the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra announces the Summer Prom and an opportunity to win of the 20 pairs of tickets to the concert on July 7.
Every summer across the country there are Renaissance Fairs and medieval events reenacted for men and women who enjoy the pomp, life styles, music, foods, and battles associated with the Middle Ages.
Synod wrapped up with an appropriate measure of pomp and ceremony.
Tchaikovsky was so successful in telling a story musically and conjuring up characters through the themes in the music--from the magical atmosphere of the lake to the brassy pomp of the royal court," he says.
The orchestra will play well-known favourites such as the William Tell Overture and Pomp and Circumstance.