How To Use Sanctimonious In A Sentence

  • Again, he pours scorn on racialist mythology but, in his steadfastly conservative way, refuses to become histrionically sanctimonious on the matter, preferring studied contempt to self-promoting outrage.
  • Barry isn't exactly what you would call sanctimonious," admitted the lawyer, with a dry smile. Viola Gwyn
  • So we figured out he had a wheat allergy, not enough to be called a celiac, but enough so that the irresponsible doctor and/or his sanctimonious nurse who recommended wheat fiber pills ought to be taken out and whipped! Fisking Repovich and Peterson | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
  • American television and cinema to my recollection has always featured sanctimonious public preachifying, to the extent that Eastwood mocks this rift in the American consciousness in “High Plains Drifter.” Fundamentalist obsession with the Crucifixion (Why are some people obsessed with the Crucifixion?, pt. 2)
  • A pretty good defence mechanism is to be open - but also, I think, without being too priggish and sanctimonious, it's a kind of responsibility if you're in public life.
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  • Occasionally, for my benefit, she would recall sanctimonious preachers who would dismiss three quarters of the world's people as ignorant heathens doomed to spend the afterlife in eternal damnation ¾ and who in the next breath would insist that the earth and the heavens had been created in seven days, all geologic and astrophysical evidence to the contrary. Greg Barrett: Obama's speech bridges the Abrahamic faiths
  • If only our leaders could direct similar invective towards gobby, sanctimonious pop stars. Times, Sunday Times
  • The media relentlessly trashes this woman and her family every single day for a over a year and then sanctimoniously reports that her approval rating is dipping. CNN Poll: Favorable view of Palin dipping
  • But with this aid went a lot of sanctimonious preaching about the superiority of the American way of life.
  • The same Democrat party that nurtured and defended slavery for over a hundred years is now sanctimoniously admonishing a Republican, whose party had fought slavery throughout this nation's history, because the man said something stupid. DNC: Barbour 'defended the indefensible'
  • The priests and priestesses are pious, sanctimonious bastards.
  • But the first lady of this portrait can also be a scold, stand-offish and sanctimonious.
  • Before his marriage, Mr. Weld lodged, on principle, in a colored family in New York, even submitting to the inconvenience of having no heat in his room in winter, and bearing with singular charity and patience what Sarah calls the sanctimonious pride and Pharisaical aristocracy of his hosts. The Grimke Sisters
  • Some of the explorers died during subsequent skirmishes, but in nothing like the numbers of the natives who suffered from introduced scourges like syphilis, which the French and the British always sanctimoniously blamed on each other.
  • She did not question the fact that the film was intended to portray a truth about sanctimonious priests posing as the saviours of a religious heritage.
  • Sullivan ended his post with the sanctimonious pronouncement, You wanna play by the rules of theoconservatism? "I mean no disrespect."
  • He took the bait and now you get to tut-tut about his emotional reaction and make sanctimonious statements about ‘art.’
  • What about sanctimonious Cromwell and his ironsides that put the women and children of Drogheda to the sword with the bible text GOD IS LOVE pasted round the mouth of his cannon? Ulysses
  • Lenz case so "sanctimonious" -- and dishonest -- as to suggest that he has never read the YouTube Terms of Service or discerned why a lawyer should not shriek that corporations "flout" their legal obligations by hiring third-parties who specialize in executing those legal obligations (p. 169-170). The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog
  • From my experience, hostility coming from the Left is a direct response to the sanctimonious, oppressive dogma and bigotry that emanates from the political Right.
  • They sanctimoniously aver that we defeated Al Qaeda, like a commonplace truth brooking no argument. Michael Vlahos: Did We Lose the War?
  • At this point I'm sure some of you are thinking I'm some sort of sanctimonious horse's butt, preaching to all the nincompoops.
  • It's been a while since I bothered to capsulate him, but his column for the Sunday Times is worth it because it proves -- as if there was any doubt -- that he is such a sanctimonious toady to the Bush administration. February 2006
  • For example, sanctimonious relief initially greeted a survey that showed the model republic to have got its best support in the referendum from voters in the more affluent urban neighbourhoods.
  • The low point of self defeating activism came at a Radio City Music Hall fundraiser at which Chevy Chase said the president had the intellect of an "egg timer" John Mellencamp called Bush a "cheap thug" and Meryl Streep, in a performance that brings new meaning to the word sanctimonious, belittled the president's faith. Hullabaloo
  • Lest I be further accused of being sanctimonious or self-righteous, I confess I am no model of student participation.
  • Many of us have tired of his sanctimonious, smug condescension.
  • You are absolutely right to point out their sanctimonious duplicitousness however, my biggest issue with liberalism. Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege
  • And Bruce's childhood friend, Rachel, is a sanctimonious prig who likes to lecture Bruce about how he should live his life.
  • The most common line of attack from these sanctimonious scribes is that the Catholic Church is not a democracy and that so-called a la carte Catholics should get out of the church.
  • You refer to the sanctimonious speech by Obama in Cairo two years ago. Letters: Obama's empty rhetoric on Israel
  • Finally, this whole business of one man's sanctimoniousness over the issue of ‘walking’ is threatening to get out of hand.
  • Necro-heckling - while its recent prominence is noteworthy - may be explained away by reference to political bitterness, sanctimonious grandstanding, ill-disguised prejudice or just plain old bah humbug Scroogery.
  • If we were the bosses, we'd consider finding a replacement for this uptight , petty , sanctimonious clerk.
  • Apparently it is a heady mix of desperation with underlying scents of money and old rope topped off with the faint whiff of sanctimonious windbaggery.
  • His voice sounded thin and sanctimonious to Alma, but his cheeks looked jowly, heavily reproachful. LOST CHILDREN
  • Such criticism, though a bit sanctimonious, is reasonably well grounded: in the years since an ailing Yeltsin appointed him Russia's president, on December 31, 1999, Putin has in numerous ways tried to reassert Kremlin control over the country. The Accidental Autocrat
  • There has been a massive growth in recent years of a new type of Irish person - the smug, sanctimonious person who has just moved from a city to what he or she considers the countryside.
  • She did not question the fact that the film was intended to portray a truth about sanctimonious priests posing as the saviours of a religious heritage.
  • Beck spent most of his Wednesday show sarcastically and sanctimoniously questioning why only fourteen members of Congress have signed his pledge against violence, in spite of exhaustive efforts by his staff to call members of Congress and get them to sign it. Chris Rodda: Hey, Mr. Beck, Maybe Congress Just Doesn't Think You're All That Important
  • How dare a midwife behave in such a sanctimonious and self-righteous manner.
  • The Anglican Consultative Council has issued a statement on the divestment controversy which achieves a truly egregious conflation of sanctimoniousness, disingenuousness and sheer moral humbug.
  • Amen! If he'd pulled this on crap on Bill Frist or Mitch McConnell, they'd have tossed him out on his sanctimonious tuchis ages ago. Obama Spokesperson: He Doesn't "Hold Any Grudges" Against Lieberman, Won't Take Position On Whether To Oust Him From Committee
  • If anyone in history has ever emitted a bigger pile of oozing, sanctimonious, unctuous, fetid, perfidious, malodorous offal than this, I'd like to know what it could possibly be.
  • Creating little fabliaux that reinforce the audience's scared but sanctimonious response. A Tale of Two Satans, or the New Hollywood Theodicy
  • As the holiday season approaches, there are a million UAW pensioners living in fear right now because pontificating, sanctimonious, disingenuous creeps like Richard Shelby are on TV preaching that they must give up the retirement funds they spent a lifetime contributing to because they make Detroit "uncompetitive" with Japanese automakers in his state. Jane Hamsher: Heckuva Bailout: Citi and AIG Will Still Pay Hundreds Of Millions In Sports Sponsorship
  • self-involved" by inclination to then sanctimoniously and self-involvedly add that he read "Eating Animals" while snarfing down some pork tacos. Phawker
  • But we don't need the sanctimonious scolding of a student newspaper editor to tell us voting for a party, any party, is a manifestation of our stupidity and ignorance.
  • Where can you meet the sanctimonious priest who knows more than he's letting on, the drunken father making a toe-curling speech at his daughter's wedding, or the schoolboy with unspeakable personal habits?
  • Sexology home may be least of all a kind of the most adjacent and be sanctimonious, honest person, li Yinhe says, get one of honest idea, be thoroughly, ask oneself and good-tempered others honestly.
  • a sickening sanctimonious smile
  • The sanctimonious piety of the man is sickening. Times, Sunday Times
  • Even jogging, while seemingly harmless, has encouraged damp, smelly and sanctimonious people to stride down our streets with grinning notions of moral superiority.
  • The themes of the film are worn on its striped, embroidered sleeve, and often the script gets preachy with its sanctimonious moralizing.
  • OK A seemingly innocuous if slightly sanctimonious passage is in fact important and welcome. Times, Sunday Times
  • OK A seemingly innocuous if slightly sanctimonious passage is in fact important and welcome. Times, Sunday Times
  • Don't give me your sanctimonious, holier-than-thou speech about drinking.
  • Sadly this tone of sanctimonious self-righteousness characterises much of the exhibition.
  • And next time, do a little background research before you lanch into sanctimonious, but false, claims of hypocrisy from the other side. Sound Politics: Gnashing of Democratic Teeth Begins
  • A hypocritical, pompous, cowardly and sanctimonious bully, Carp makes his heavy-footed way through life completely blind to his own faults and acutely aware of the faults in others.
  • His emotional range extends from the bland to the sanctimonious and this hollowness has attracted a huge morning audience.
  • When others were saluting Boise State's top-five preseason college-football ranking last August, sanctimoniously cheering the possibility of a small school's reaching the title game, we penned a diatribe headlined "The Boise State Nightmare. Honk If You Had This Game in Your Bracket
  • Seton-Karr declares sanctimoniously that the perpetrators were unknown, but slyly adds that among those rumored to be responsible, was a candidate for the state legislature.15 In a later chapter Seton-Karr mentions that Boney Earnest was running for election to the legislature. Bird Cloud
  • Budiansky's argument tars all eat-local proponents with the same broad brush, warning us that we're turning into a bunch of joyless, sanctimonious schmucks who are flimflamming an unsuspecting public: Kerry Trueman: The Myth of the Rabid Locavore
  • OK A seemingly innocuous if slightly sanctimonious passage is in fact important and welcome. Times, Sunday Times
  • I suspect you are all well versed with the arguments, which pit us innocent wine drinkers against all those sanctimonious churchy types.
  • If anyone in history has ever emitted a bigger pile of oozing, sanctimonious, unctuous, fetid, perfidious, malodorous offal than this, I'd like to know what it could possibly be.
  • They exposed the United States and its athletes as the whingeing, mewling, cheating, two-faced, lying, duplicitous, sanctimonious shower that they are.
  • The problem is not that he speaks his mind but that, when he's not talking about the on-field action, the content of his mind largely consists of sanctimonious claptrap.
  • Although this song may represent Hitchcock's most sanctimonious ego, he betters himself later on with a delicate version of ‘Not Dark Yet’ and a cheeky epic narrative on ‘Desolation Row.’
  • Director Mark Brokaw's flat, over-dollied adaptation of Rebecca Gilman's sanctimonious play (co-scripted by Gilman and Doug Atchison) approaches its ideas of reverse racism and the hypocrisies of tolerance with a heavy hand and odious moralizing. Dallas Observer | Complete Issue
  • He writes without being at all smug or sanctimonious. Times, Sunday Times
  • The themes of the film are worn on its striped, embroidered sleeve, and often the script gets preachy with its sanctimonious moralizing.
  • This doctor is a dissembler , apparently be sanctimonious, actual begin is cruel - hearted poison.
  • Having stayed in this land of elephants and snake charmers for twenty years now, I've become used to this inane exposition of sanctimoniousness.
  • He writes without being at all smug or sanctimonious. Times, Sunday Times
  • If it is, then his comeback should be welcomed, because he does have an opportunity to do something positive, even against the inevitable background of sanctimonious and hypocritical noise.
  • The screen bristles with sanctimonious speeches, but the same slogans echo relentlessly.
  • Then, when it’s proven once again, we sit back in sanctimonious self-righteousness shocked, absolutely shocked, about humankind’s venality. The Early Word: Obama Meets the Press - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
  • Last year, Obama sanctimoniously railed against nondisclosing groups, and this year his brazenly hypocritical operatives started one for him," said Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS. Key Fund-Raiser for Obama Gets Off to a Slow Start
  • Mr. Kanfer avoids naming Bogart's many imitators, but I can recall that even before his death Bogart's spirit glimmered in Edward R. Murrow (the trench coat, the cigarette); in Jack Kennedy (Irish toughness, Harvard wit); in old white-shoe veterans of lonely World War II parachute drops with the OSS; in the writer Lillian Hellman, until she was revealed as a sanctimonious liar not long before her death. Cool Is as Cool Was
  • But Thomas Jefferson is the founder who sticks in the craw of the sanctimonious American right.
  • I didn't want it to be this sanctimonious, preachy thing.
  • Once it had been leaked from supposedly sealed court documents, news agencies were duty-bound, sanctimoniously holding their noses, to put the Vaseline story into the public domain.
  • Occasionally, for my benefit, she would recall the sanctimonious preachers who would dismiss three-quarters of the world's people as ignorant heathens doomed to spend the afterlife in eternal damnation-and who in the same breath would insist that the earth and the heavens had been created in seven days, all geologic and astrophysical evidence to the contrary. The Audacity of Hope
  • Don't give me your sanctimonious, holier-than-thou speech about drinking.
  • For one thing, the sanctimonious sermons by journalists about how virtuous and upstanding they are make them easy to detest.
  • There was considerable pressure for actions against them from a sanctimonious middle class, some of whose members held extraordinary delusions.
  • It really riles me up the way she can be so sanctimonious.
  • It was a load of disappointingly patronising guff about how "woman is closer to the rhythms of Earth" and stuff like that, and it predisposed me against him as a bit of a sanctimonious berk. This week's new singles
  • The other Congressman - a media hog (the sanctimonious, prematurely white-haired self-admitted cherisher of the voice of Rush Limbaugh, Mike Pence, who has built a thriving side business plastering his face across every TV and cable screen in the Western World). Mary Lyon: Three Little Words
  • Fairytales were always a bit of a swindle, bribing us with happy endings to accept their sanctimonious morality.
  • The beating happened in the summer of 1933, a year after Fisher, as Dahl records in his own letters home, had left Repton to become Bishop of Chester.96 More than fifty years later, however, Dahl blamed the “shoddy bandy-legged” Fisher for the caning, and painted him as a sanctimonious hypocrite. Storyteller
  • They can't act sanctimoniously on the one hand while brushing aside hypocrisy on the other.
  • But the obvious pitfalls, of making the effort mawkish, sentimental and overly sanctimonious, are always there.
  • She somehow fails to mention that his massive highway projects enabled the sanctimonious suburbanites to get out of the city and into the suburbs in the first place.
  • she was sanctimoniously criticizing everybody
  • It certainly will stop all that sanctimonious, self-righteous, holier-than-thou blather from the neo-con "christian" right-wing bible thumpers! Bennett: Sanford needs to stop 'embarrassing himself'
  • She did not question the fact that the film was intended to portray a truth about sanctimonious priests posing as the saviours of a religious heritage.
  • They loathe to be told by prating, sanctimonious Lib Dems that it is only their presence that prevents this from being a thoroughly beastly government. Stroppy Tories seem to have forgotten they didn't actually win | Andrew Rawnsley
  • Yet he said, with a Kafkaesque sanctimoniousness, that he had promised his mother he would make it through to this trial so that he could tell the truth to the parents about their daughters' deaths.
  • His need to impart lessons about baseball and life tends to make him sound, at times, preachy and sanctimonious.
  • I would much rather dine in a restaurant with a happy, thriving family than a bunch of judgmental people straight from the Victorian era who sanctimoniously tell nursing moms to keep their "bratty" infants home. undefined
  • It's Christmas time, and there is a need to be afraid: the sanctimonious charity brigade is back.
  • The sanctimonious piety of the man is sickening. Times, Sunday Times
  • After the stifling incense-choked sanctimoniousness of American politics, getting back to Britain was like coming up for air.
  • Fairytales were always a bit of a swindle, bribing us with happy endings to accept their sanctimonious morality.
  • Though an inveterate derider of the American success myth, West is much less sanctimonious than the lefties and communists who badger him and whose utopian fantasies he resists. Nathanael and the Damsel
  • It's an anger that also directed at the nation's sanctimonious sportswriters, who are only too quick and too happy to turn on those players whose pedestals they've invested so much time constructing.
  • He guffawed silently in his own mental chamber at such sanctimonious, thrasonical ravings, for childish behavior of long ago was not evidence for his untenable claim of being a kind man and thus a good one. An Apostate: Nawin of Thais
  • The sanctimonious piety of the man is sickening. Times, Sunday Times
  • Don't put yourself out there so self sanctimoniously and expect people to act any differently when you fall on your face, or screw up almost weekly. Palin's PAC forced to correct FEC filing
  • To the very contrary, we remember the story of the Good Samaritan; a man lay wounded by robbers while two sanctimonious fellows passed by, carefully keeping their skirts clear of the blood, and our ideal of sainthood, is in the man who came and helped him who had been robbed and wounded. The Philosophy of Canada's Position in the British Empire
  • He writes without being at all smug or sanctimonious. Times, Sunday Times
  • It seems a sanctimonious, unconvincing argument. Times, Sunday Times
  • But bearing witness risks being a self-regarding gesture aimed at sanctimoniously demonstrating one's moral superiority - akin to the self-regarding ‘innocence’ of Bertolucci's protagonists.
  • Nature is generalized, rendered abstract, and interpreted consistently in a spirit of sanctimonious pulpitry.
  • The newspaper sanctimoniously condemned the slightest failure on the part of the White House to divulge details of the president's sex life or to produce documents on a 20-year-old failed real estate investment.
  • Christian conferences must be more than some sanctimonious form of the United Nations.
  • OK A seemingly innocuous if slightly sanctimonious passage is in fact important and welcome. Times, Sunday Times
  • Never sanctimonious or smug, his art seems founded on a sense of rectitude.

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