sententiousness love

sententiousness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being sententious or short and energetic in expression; pithiness of sentences; brevity of expression combined with strength.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or condition of being sententious.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sententious +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And, lateish, Craik, who improves in sententiousness and that universal forgiveness which springs from universal understanding.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • It's easy to make fun of all this sententiousness, which is compounded by the movie's 133-minute length, or to forget what a formidable actress Ms. Roberts can be with the right material.

    'Eat Pray' Preach Preen

  • It's easy to make fun of all this sententiousness, which is compounded by the movie's 133-minute length, or to forget what a formidable actress Ms. Roberts can be with the right material.

    'Eat Pray Love' Is a Long, Heavy Meal

  • Were the people who made this film—among them the writer and first-time director George Nolfi—governed by such unseen forces as knee-jerk sententiousness, studio imperatives, marketing experts and focus groups?

    Lizard Tale 'Rango': Clever, Coldblooded

  • Enjoyably plotted, sometimes dextrously turned, but groaning with moral sententiousness, This Happy Breed is peppered with moments in which characters proclaim the importance of using their own words, of not slipping into jargon, in particular the second-hand vocabulary of 1930s socialism.

    This Happy Breed; Henry IV, Parts One and Two – review

  • Unfortunately, Tom Guise, the author of the Labour List post, combines sententiousness with the sort of prefabricated phrases that George Orwell complained about to say:

    Labour List visits my Farm

  • I assume his attack (on the ugly thread) is for the purposes of getting some attention and as a kindly soul I shall not deny the poor lonely chap. I have looked at his blog and it has the unintentional comic sententiousness of youth.

    " Help" ( Its just a cry for help)

  • Moral beauty has tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness.

    There's Something Wrong with Sven

  • I assume his attack (on the ugly thread) is for the purposes of getting some attention and as a kindly soul I shall not deny the poor lonely chap. I have looked at his blog and it has the unintentional comic sententiousness of youth.

    Archive 2007-03-25

  • No doubt they are meant to represent popular culture, but they are characteristic of the cheerlessness and sententiousness of municipal Labourism.

    The New Art Gallery, Walsall

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.