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  • "I'd say that's less an irony, Sophie, than the way of the world," I concluded a little sententiously but with seriousness, feeling the need to relieve my bladder.†   (source)
  • He broke his sacred oath the very next year, when he spent the holiday in a hotel room instead in intellectual conversation with Lieutenant Scheisskopf's wife, who had Dori Duz's dog tags on for the occasion and who henpecked Yossarian sententiously for being cynical and callous about Thanksgiving, even though she didn't believe in God just as much as he didn't.†   (source)
  • Sententious he might occasionally be, but never pompous, never preacherish in tone, and I relished both the letters' complexity of thought and feeling and their simple eloquence; whenever I finished one I was usually close to tears, or doubled over with laughter, and they almost always set me immediately to rereading passages in the Bible, from which my father had derived many of his prose cadences and much of his wisdom.†   (source)
  • "All men are physico-chemically equal," said Henry sententiously.†   (source)
  • "A man is judged by his appearance to-day," said Ben sententiously.†   (source)
  • "But one's got to make the effort," she said, sententiously, "one's got to play the game.†   (source)
  • "We should all be thankful for what we have," said Luke sententiously.†   (source)
  • "Well, you must persevere," said Fanny sententiously.†   (source)
  • 'The quickness of the hand deceives the eye,' said Poirot sententiously-and caught the sudden change in the Colonel's expression.†   (source)
  • "The ev-en-ing-star," he said in English, slowly and somewhat sententiously, then relapsed into Spanish.†   (source)
  • Chang added, a little sententiously: "It has always been her way to spare her lovers the moment of satiety that goes with all absolute attainment."†   (source)
  • He was like Christ", I remember his saying, in his emphatic sententious way, as he tried very laboriously to explain Nettleship's philosophy; he lent us the book; it was at Warboys that I remember him explaining Plato to me and Nessa and Marny Vaughan.†   (source)
  • ROCKY—(sententiously) Yeah.†   (source)
  • "And that," put in the Director sententiously, "that is the secret of happiness and virtue-liking what you've got to do.†   (source)
  • "Very well said, Tess!" observed her father sententiously.†   (source)
  • "No," replied Mr. Jellyband, sententiously, "I dunno, Mr. 'Empseed, as I ever did.†   (source)
  • "This hotel's better'n the one in Omaha, Pa," added the wife sententiously.†   (source)
  • "And there's another thing," added Griffiths wisely and sententiously.†   (source)
  • "Except them, there's everything to be found, my boy," the elder declared sententiously.†   (source)
  • "We must study resignation," said Mrs. Penniman, hesitating, but sententious at a venture.†   (source)
  • His language has the richness and sententious fullness of the Chinese.†   (source)
  • "Esther sleepeth!" the Doctor sententiously replied.†   (source)
  • "A drop of brandy would be nice now," he observed sententiously, but Ivan made no response.†   (source)
  • "My boy," said Caderousse sententiously, "one can talk while eating.†   (source)
  • He was sententious and didactic that night.†   (source)
  • "Three days afterwards he was in his grave," said Mrs. Bread, sententiously.†   (source)
  • "Too much smoke—too much cunning," said Arrowhead sententiously.†   (source)
  • "We must use, and not abuse," said Aramis, sententiously.†   (source)
  • 'After a blow,' said a Spiti man sententiously, 'it is best to sleep.'†   (source)
  • "Lots of people's beards are frozen," the peasant replied, calmly and sententiously.†   (source)
  • "Ter rifle is petter as ter law," said the Major sententiously.†   (source)
  • "Iroquois," returned the sententious Indian.†   (source)
  • Thus appealed to, however, he answered his friend in his ordinary sententious manner.†   (source)
  • Another long and deliberate pause succeeded these sententious questions and ready replies.†   (source)
  • "I no like him," sententiously returned the Delaware.†   (source)
  • "Leave off laughing at Poland," said Kalganov sententiously.†   (source)
  • Let them!" said Grushenka sententiously, with an ecstatic expression on her face.†   (source)
  • It's just like the hospital in a white one," he observed sententiously.†   (source)
  • People can thrash a man for anything," Maximov concluded, briefly and sententiously.†   (source)
  • Perhaps he felt that under the circumstances Naphta 'was temporarily in a superior position; perhaps it was this momentary supremacy of his foe that he had been attempting to counter with lively expressions of grief and mat now silenced him—and kept him silent when Leo Naphta exploited his fleeting advantage by declaring with caustic sententiousness: "The error of literary men is to believe that only the Spirit makes us respectable.†   (source)
  • "Of grub," he concluded sententiously.†   (source)
  • "There was many a good man went to the penny-a-week school with a sod of turf under his oxter," said Mr. Kernan sententiously.†   (source)
  • He fled to Gottlieb as to the wise and tender father, and begged to be saved from Success and Holabirds and A. DeWitt Tubbses and their hordes of address-making scientists, degree-hunting authors, pulpit orators, popular surgeons, valeted journalists, sentimental merchant princes, literary politicians, titled sportsmen, statesmenlike generals, interviewed senators, sententious bishops.†   (source)
  • 'I am not such a fool as I look, quoth Plato to his disciples,' he said sententiously, emptied his glass with great resolution, and we rose.†   (source)
  • "It's the simplest thing in the world to have an affair with a woman, he remarked sententiously, "but it's a devil of a nuisance to get out of it.'†   (source)
  • And with that exclamation, which, whether it had reference to a light puff of air just then coming over the calm sea, or subtler relation to the afterguardsman there is no telling, the old Merlin gave a twisting wrench with his black teeth at his plug of tobacco, vouchsafing no reply to Billy's impetuous question, tho' now repeated, for it was his wont to relapse into grim silence when interrogated in skeptical sort as to any of his sententious oracles, not always very clear ones, rather partaking of that obscurity which invests most Delphic deliverances from any quarter.†   (source)
  • "I guess they're worth more to you than to me, Miss, but the poor has got to live as well as the rich," she observed sententiously.†   (source)
  • Then once more, ten days later, after some passage of arms with one of her daughters, she had remarked sententiously.†   (source)
  • "Well, Mr. Jellyband," said Mr. Hempseed, sententiously, "you know what the Scriptures say: 'Let 'im 'oo stands take 'eed lest 'e fall.'†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
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  • 'There are many things to be considered before that question can be answered properly,' I said, sententiously.†   (source)
  • To this question the German replied, very sententiously, in the affirmative; and, after a few words had passed between the husband of the fiery-faced hostess and the Judge, the sleigh moved on.†   (source)
  • In the haughty Roman idea, the sententious announcement was thought sufficient for the purpose—and it was.†   (source)
  • In the height of the uproar and laughter, Sam, however, preserved an immovable gravity, only from time to time rolling his eyes up, and giving his auditors divers inexpressibly droll glances, without departing from the sententious elevation of his oratory.†   (source)
  • Sententious sage!†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • When Deerslayer ended, the Delaware took up the narrative, in turn, speaking sententiously and with grave dignity.†   (source)
  • But he presently presented himself under worthier circumstances; for, the Genius of Youthful Love being in want of assistance,—on account of the parental brutality of an ignorant farmer who opposed the choice of his daughter's heart, by purposely falling upon the object, in a flour-sack, out of the first-floor window,—summoned a sententious Enchanter; and he, coming up from the antipodes rather unsteadily, after an apparently violent journey, proved to be Mr. Wopsle in a high-crowned hat, with a necromantic work in one volume under his arm.†   (source)
  • The Comte de Lamothe, who, in 1815, was an old man seventy-five years of age, had nothing remarkable about him except his silent and sententious air, his cold and angular face, his perfectly polished manners, his coat buttoned up to his cravat, and his long legs always crossed in long, flabby trousers of the hue of burnt sienna.†   (source)
  • "Love for the future partner of your life, for your husband, ought to outweigh your love for your brother," he pronounced sententiously, "and in any case I cannot be put on the same level....Although I said so emphatically that I would not speak openly in your brother's presence, nevertheless, I intend now to ask your honoured mother for a necessary explanation on a point of great importance closely affecting my dignity.†   (source)
  • "It's an ill wind dat blow nowhar,—dat ar a fact," said Sam, sententiously, giving an additional hoist to his pantaloons, and adroitly substituting a long nail in place of a missing suspender-button, with which effort of mechanical genius he seemed highly delighted.†   (source)
  • The old man delivered this opinion in an ominous and sententious manner, and then rode apart as if he had said enough.†   (source)
  • The inspector stared still more intently at Marius, and continued with sententious solemnity:— "There, you speak like a brave man, and like an honest man.†   (source)
  • Their conference was short, but, as it was conducted in the sententious manner of the natives, it served to make each of the parties acquainted with all the necessary information of the other.†   (source)
  • "Lift," said the Iroquois in the sententious manner of his race; and by a trifling effort the canoe was raised from the rock, held a moment in the air to empty it, and then placed carefully on the water in its proper position.†   (source)
  • He felt the deer, however, lightly, his hand already trembling with the reaction of his unusual exertions, and smiled with a nod of approbation, as he said, in the emphatic and sententious manner of his people: "Good."†   (source)
  • Judith, who was sufficiently familiar with Indian phraseology, endeavored to express her ideas in the sententious manner common to those people, and she succeeded even beyond her own expectations.†   (source)
  • There," exclaimed Obed, when he had ended this sententious but comprehensive description, "there is an animal, which will be likely to dispute with the lion his title to be called the king of the beasts!"†   (source)
  • The two Indians, in particular, read in his manner that he was not a successful fugitive, and a few sententious words sufficed to let them comprehend the nature of what their friend had termed his 'furlough.'†   (source)
  • His companion listened intently, and replied to the question by saying, in the sententious manner of his race— "The head of my father is very grey; he has always lived with men, and he has seen everything.†   (source)
  • The latter more than once received from his lips curses as sententious and as complicated as that celebrated anathema of the church, for a knowledge of which most unlettered Protestants are indebted to the pious researches of the worthy Tristram Shandy.†   (source)
  • "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, and they never will leave off, but you, even in an exceptional case, did not dare."†   (source)
  • (8) "My dear fellow," observed the visitor sententiously, "it's better to get off with your nose pulled than without a nose at all†   (source)
  • Agafya observed sententiously.†   (source)
  • By my faith, he is very swift and sententious.†   (source)
  • R is for the dog: no; I know it begins with some other letter:—and she hath the prettiest sententious of it, of you and rosemary, that it would do you good to hear it.†   (source)
  • I praise God for you, sir: your reasons at dinner have been sharp and sententious; pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, audacious without impudency, learned without opinion, and strange without heresy.†   (source)
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