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The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest
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  • 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.
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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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