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adv.1.In a gnomic, didactic, or sententious manner.
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Freedom doesn't mean doing what you want," he replies gnomically.
Wavering gnomically between her party's warring factions, she has no friends, nor does she build alliances, either in her cabinet or among any of the 27 European Union (EU) leaders who hold her - and our - fate in their hands.
His Maxims and Reflections, published the following year, includes the gnomically phrased notion that growing old might represent 'a step-wise retreat from appearances'.
As I photographed that particular scene, a homeless man in an army coat asked me, somewhat gnomically, "Can it be saved?
Raykov's political career on the "reformist" right but with roots among the Communist nomenklatura have led to suspicions that he is what Bulgarians gnomically call a "hidden lemon" a someone who is not what they appear to be.
It's his band, they say, as Mullen, gnomically carries the beat.
Wallace Stevens gnomically remarked that "The poet is the priest of the invisible" (195).
The scary skin-headed singer in this surreal, gross-out movie has a physio gnomically -correct replica of his rib cage tattooed on his rib cage and walks around on the ceiling .
As this passage unfurls, "humanity" ceases to be only one of many "species" (a biological and taxonomic way of thinking) and is gnomically reinscribed in existential terms.
THERE HE was, gnomically staring out from the cover of the March 29, 2009, New York Times magazine.
This is La Mort heureuse at its most gnomically assertive.