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sententious
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Brave New World
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  • "All men are physico-chemically equal," said Henry sententiously.
  • "Well, you must persevere," said Fanny sententiously.
  • "And that," put in the Director sententiously, "that is the secret of happiness and virtue–liking what you’ve got to do.
  • "But one’s got to make the effort," she said, sententiously, "one’s got to play the game.

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  • Too often, she answers a tough question with a sententious banality.
  • She has grown a bit sententious in old age.

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