To better see all uses of the word
sententious
in
The Importance of Being Earnest
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
sententious
Used In
The Importance of Being Earnest
Go to Play Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Algernon.  Then your wife will.  You don’t seem to realise, that in married life three is company and two is none.

    Jack.  [Sententiously.]  That, my dear young friend, is the theory that the corrupt French Drama has been propounding for the last fifty years.
  • [Sententiously.

  • There are no more uses of "sententious" in the play.


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

  • Go to more samples
Go to Play Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading