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Related to sententiously: otiose, multifarious, insuperable


1. Terse and energetic in expression; pithy.
2. Full of or given to using aphorisms, especially in a pompously moralizing manner.

[Middle English, from Old French sententieux, from Latin sententiōsus, full of meaning, from sententia, opinion; see sentence.]

sen·ten′tious·ly adv.
sen·ten′tious·ness n.
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Adv.1.sententiously - in a pithy sententious manner; "she expressed herself pithily"


[senˈtenʃəslɪ] ADVsentenciosamente


[sɛnˈtɛnʃəslɪ] adv (frm) → in modo sentenzioso
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said the Editor, sententiously, without looking up from his essay on the circularity of the political horizon.
They describe her in part finely and elegantly, and in part gravely and sententiously.
And how many things that he wouldn't lose for the world will he have to give up before he is thirty, I reflected sententiously,--give up at last, maybe, with a stony indifference, as men on a sinking ship take no thought of the gold and specie in the hold.
It's the simplest thing in the world to have an affair with a woman, he remarked sententiously, "but it's a devil of a nuisance to get out of it.
We must use, and not abuse," said Aramis, sententiously.
If I am astonished at anything," remarked Porthos, sententiously, "it is that it has not already happened.
Ter rifle is petter as ter law,” said the Major sententiously.
Then once more, ten days later, after some passage of arms with one of her daughters, she had remarked sententiously.
My friend," returned Porthos, sententiously, "there is always time to be found when one chooses to seek it.
A young and beautiful woman," he continued sententiously, "has the whole world at her feet.
No Master," said the Professor sententiously as he rose to get off the `bus.
To a great mind, nothing is little," remarked Holmes, sententiously.