sententiously

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv sententiously in a pithy sententious manner "she expressed herself pithily"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sententiously In a sententious manner; in short, expressive periods; with striking brevity.
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Usage

In literature:

They talked sententiously in portentous essays and learned dissertations.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Heroic, stoic Cato, the sententious, Who lent his lady to his friend Hortensius.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Neither influenced English affairs, and their eloquence curiously was considered cold and sententious.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
The Crow was sententious and amused her, and did not expect her to talk.
"The Reason Why" by Elinor Glyn
I could have told her," I said, sententiously; "indeed, I thought she knew it.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
Once, when Mrs. MacGregor said something sententious, and Glenn laughed, Nancy laughed with him.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
His style is grave and sententious.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
I reject the solemn philosopher's saying, in spite of his logic and his sententiousness.
"The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions" by James Runciman
For convenience of the reader an effort has been made to arrange these sententious sayings under general subjects.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
There was also the same tendency in both nations to utter ecstatically sententious and moral sayings.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
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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:

Thus the predicate is to be interpreted as a temporal sentential modifier.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
In order to do that we must define the quantum sentential calculus as an absolutely free algebra (section 2).
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
We define a sentential language as an absolutely free algebra.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
The definition of language as a free algebra allows us to treat sentential connectives as algebraic operations.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
Substitutions in the sentential language are defined as functions from a set of sentential variables into the set of formulae.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
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