Descriptions of the artist in his painting room ‘up to his ears in the trumpery he had been collecting for many a year’ include these panels, which he hoped ‘to use… in some way that may add to their value.’
You mean to tell me I gave the book up for nothing but trumpery ?
We need not neglect all our work for a trumpery incident of this nature; though I am quite aware that little things please little minds.
The weight and rhythms of Spanish expression transport me; its physicality, drama, and lack of trumpery I find breathtaking.
Long ago ‘elegant’ was turned from a word denoting the essence of refinement and beauty, into gaudy trumpery .
An assertion of absolute moral superiority in the form of black-shirted nuclear families - spiritual trumpery via breeding.
A gipsy boy, with whom I was on friendly terms, used to travel about this part of the country selling trumpery brooches and ornaments.
The 2000 or so mercers included great merchants engaged in international trade and small traders selling trumpery objects from their shops.
In fact, it's even more important to bring a critical eye to bear on issues of such import, if only to avoid the kind of moral trumpery that goes on in these sorts of letters.
Deploring the damage done by gulfs between creeds and cultures, he opens up a crevasse between the seemingly serious intent of his novel and the trumpery nature of its techniques.