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sententious
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  • Then once more, ten days later, after some passage of arms with one of her daughters, she had remarked sententiously.
  • "It is the HEART which is the best teacher of refinement and dignity, not the dancing-master," said her mother, sententiously, and departed upstairs to her own room, not so much as glancing at Aglaya.

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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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