Definition of Sententiously

1. Adverb. In a pithy sententious manner. "She expressed herself pithily"

Exact synonyms: Pithily
Partainyms: Pithy, Sententious



Definition of Sententiously

1. Adverb. In a sententious manner, concisely, pithily. ¹

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Definition of Sententiously

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sententiously

sentences
sentencewise
sentencing
sentencings
sententia
sententiae
sentential
sentential function
sententiality
sententially
sententiaries
sententiary
sententiosities
sententiosity
sententious
sententiously (current term)
sententiousness
senteries
sentery
sentest
senti
sentics
sentience
sentiences
sentiencies
sentiency
sentient
sentiently
sentients

Literary usage of Sententiously

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Doctor Claudius: A True Story by Francis Marion Crawford (1883)
"... "However," said Barker sententiously, "I must say it is in his favour. What we want are facts, you know, Mr. Screw. Besides, if he had taken anything, ..."

2. The great experiment by Mary Molesworth (1860)
""This," returned Hyacinth, sententiously; " I believe she has snatched at the opportunity of changing her name chiefly because she is tired of hearing you ..."

3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1898)
""There's others that likes me as well, Bows, that has no money and that's old enough," Miss Milly said sententiously. " Yes, d it," said Bows, with a bitter ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray: in twenty-four volumes. by William Makepeace Thackeray (1868)
"Milly looked very grave and thoughtful, rubbing the white satin shoe. " Sure, if he's no money, there's no use marrying him, Papa," she said, sententiously. ..."

5. Letters to His Son: On the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh (1901)
"But, at the same time, whenever you are asked to play deeper than you would, do not refuse it gravely and sententiously, alleging the folly of staking what ..."

6. Letters to His Son: On the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh (1901)
"But, at the same time, whenever you are asked to play deeper than you would, do not refuse it gravely and sententiously, alleging the folly of staking what ..."

7. An Inland Voyage, and Travels with a Donkey by Robert Louis Stevenson, James Cloyd Bowman (1918)
"Oui," added the cure, sententiously nodding; " comme ancien militaire — et comme pretre ": " Yes," added the parish priest, sententiously nodding; ..."

8. An Inland Voyage, and Travels with a Donkey by Robert Louis Stevenson (1922)
"... sententiously nodding; " comme ancien militaire— ... Yes," added the parish priest, sententiously nodding; "as an old soldier and as a priest. ..."

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