Sententiousness

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sententiousness brevity with strength
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sententiasentīre, to feel.

Usage

In literature:

He was sententious and didactic that night.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
He had laughed a great deal when he heard sententious Egiste Brancadori repeat it.
"Cosmopolis, Complete" by Paul Bourget
And," added George, sententiously, "you fellus have got the grub.
"The Lure of the Labrador Wild" by Dillon Wallace
All this was sententiously expressed in the purest monikin language.
"The Monikins" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The moribund Nur al-Din turns Polonius and delivers himself of sententious precepts.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
He replied with a satiric sententiousness that told Lady Gosstre what she wanted to know.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
Smoothing dawn his mottled grey beard with quieting hands, he took refuge in his habitual sententious irony.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
He remarked with the sententiousness of enforced philosophy, that no wine was better than bad wine.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
Conversing with others, he was grave and sententious, not without a cast of severity.
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 1." by Sir Walter Scott
Conversing with others, he was grave and sententious, not without a cast of severity.
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
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In poetry:

Know its spirit, disdaining restriction, sententious,
Its right shall assert to select and adore,
Unlike in all else to that passion licentious,
Which seeks what is sensual, and seeks for no more.
"How Canst Thou Doubt?" by Charlotte Dacre

In science:

In what follows, we assume a propositional language L generated by a finite set of propositional variables V using the standard sentential connectives ¬, ∧ , ∨ , →, and ↔. A theory is a finite set T ⊆ L, which will be identified with the formula Vφ∈T φ.
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
Thus the predicate is to be interpreted as a temporal sentential modifier.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
We define a sentential language as an absolutely free algebra.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
This set can be regarded as a set of semantical correlates of sentential variables (or alternatively as a set of algebraic correlates of sentential variables) [14, 15].
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
The concept of logical matrices regarded as models for sentential logics is of particular importance.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
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