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sententious
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • "He’s an Oxford man," said Mr. Riley, sententiously, shutting his mouth close, and looking at Mr. Tulliver to observe the effect of this stimulating information.

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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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