Master of the Sentences


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Master of the Sentences the great 12th-century schoolman, Peter Lombard (died 1160), from his work Sententiarum Libri IV., an arranged collection of sentences from Augustine, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sententiasentīre, to feel.


In literature:

In a hectic sentence I bade him get Rasta's orderly out of the place on any pretext, and tell him his master would return later.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
First, he had a terrible wigging from the master; and next, he was sentenced to imprisonment during the rest of the Carnival.
"Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist" by Samuel Smiles
The satirist's sentence, that affirms Master Gaster to be the master of all arts, is true.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Alice flashed her cousin one look of resentment and with a sentence of conventional regret left the room to telephone the sailing master.
"The Vision Spendid" by William MacLeod Raine
Do you recollect the sentence on that master who tied one of his lads down on a bed, and left him without food for two days at a stretch?
"Caught In The Net" by Emile Gaboriau
The master-sentences of Edward's letter were these: 'You speak truly.
"Desperate Remedies" by Thomas Hardy
The satirist's sentence, that affirms Master Gaster to be the master of all arts, is true.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
I had quite mastered the sentence, saying it after him word for word, and held the slip of paper in my hand, when I heard steps in the hall.
"Richard Vandermarck" by Miriam Coles Harris
The master of the transport had permission to ship twelve men and two women, whose sentences of transportation had expired.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1" by David Collins
He is an absolute master of the otiose word, the superfluous sentence.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
For some reason not apparent, the master of the West Wind protested against this sentence; but no attention was given to his protest.
"A Victorious Union" by Oliver Optic
Of the second accusation, that of killing Captain Alexander Schaw, the Master of Sinclair was found guilty, and sentenced to suffer death.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
The masters, mates and crews of the "Olga" and the "Louisa" were tried and sentenced to death, and later were executed.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
So the elephant master, who was the judge, pronounced sentence of punishment on Mukna.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
And Jenkins, the tender-hearted parlourmaid, allowed master to keep hold just to the end of the sentence.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
The experience which grows out of the sentence constitutes him a creator, a master workman, and lifts him into a higher region of life.
"Misread Passage of Scriptures" by J. Baldwin Brown
Master the spelling and use them in sentences of your own construction.
"Plain English" by Marian Wharton

In poetry:

When we landed in this colony to different masters went
For little trifling offences boys to Hobart Town gaol were sent
Now the second sentence we received and ordered for to be
Sent to Macquarie Harbour that place of tyranny
"Cyprus Brig" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

The closing sentence of the opening paragraph of Mark Ford's review "A Master of Noir" cries out for correction.