from The Century Dictionary.
- In a sententious manner; sententiously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a gnomic, didactic, or sententious manner.
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- adverb In a
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On a conference call Monday, Standard & Poor's analyst John Chambers downplayed the move to AA-plus from AAA, saying, somewhat gnomically: "It's like going from indigo to navy blue."
Yet still, deluded fans insist that Miliband was not saying something embarrassingly obvious in his speech, but instead something that was almost gnomically profound.
Mr. Deacon acknowledges that the form of sentience found in animals is different from that of humans but asserts somewhat gnomically that it is "a form of sentience built on sentience."
It was there, in the interlude of a sickening few minutes -- between, as she gnomically scribbled it for the police, "man walked in" and "I told him not to, please" -- that her ordinary girlish preoccupations were suddenly overcome by mortal fear.
Dirty Duck writes gnomically: "Verity: "Let's continue with this King Lear theme.
All poets and philosophers and orators have used it and have attempted to explain things gnomically.
And when people ask me why, I always say gnomically "They're always different, always the same".
"Trying to control the home can be a form of eating disorder," Hopkinson tells me gnomically.
It pops up from time to time, gnomically doing the things that raccoons do, and little more.
Zhou Enlai, replied gnomically: "It's too soon to say."