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- adv. In a sententious manner, concisely, pithily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a sententious manner; in short, expressive periods; with striking brevity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a pithy sententious manner
Fraser rolled out the phrase sententiously, not quite able to hide his delight at the opportunity.
"It all comes to dust," Raoul remarked sententiously, sitting down.
"You said it," Old Tarwater remarked sententiously, tossing the single-tree aside and starting to struggle into his coat.
"A dollar means more grub," he remarked sententiously.
“The truth is always best,” he answered sententiously with a wicked gleam in his dark brown eyes.
"Flowers turn to the light!" droned Ismail's voice above sententiously, and turning, he thought he could see red eyes peering over the rock.
In times of the most solemn emotion, Hawaiians slipped into Pidgin English, gabbling sententiously, and though they found this lingo more neighborly -- more tragic for its realism -- it just made me smile and say, Oh, cut it out.
Hood and somehow not places like Sidwell, Dalton, St Albans, Crossroads High, etc., then exactly the same set of Elite Narrative Commentators will sententiously ask why government and officialdom ignored all the warning signs.
For instance, I like the weird-tales fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, I really do, but recognize that many intelligent people find him unreadable — sententiously overwrought and cheesy, a purveyor of altogether too much eldritch ichor.
‘Thoughtcrime is a dreadful thing, old man,’ he said sententiously.
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