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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "A drop of brandy would be nice now," he observed sententiously, but Ivan made no response.
  • "Leave off laughing at Poland," said Kalganov sententiously.
  • Agafya observed sententiously.
  • "Lots of people’s beards are frozen," the peasant replied, calmly and sententiously.
  • "(8) "My dear fellow," observed the visitor sententiously, "it’s better to get off with your nose pulled than without a nose at all.
  • It’s just like the hospital in a white one," he observed sententiously.
  • People can thrash a man for anything," Maximov concluded, briefly and sententiously.
  • Let them!" said Grushenka sententiously, with an ecstatic expression on her face.
  • "In the ordinary occasions of life," he said in the same complacent and sententious tone in which he had taunted Grigory and argued with him about religion at Fyodor Pavlovitch’s table, "in the ordinary occasions of life, blows on the face are forbidden nowadays by law, and people have given them up, but in exceptional occasions of life people still fly to blows, not only among us but all over the world, be it even the fullest Republic of France, just as in the time of Adam and Eve,

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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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