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a brief moral saying taken from ancient or popular or other sources, often quoted without context; as an adjective, means either given to aphoristic expression, or just referring to an aphoristic expression

Highlighted phrases


sententia (the Latin name for a one-sentence dictum or proposition)

—p.240 Short Shrift (239) by George Steiner
6 years, 7 months ago

his ideas were expressed in brief sententious phrases

—p.43 Eugénie Grandet (33) by Honoré de Balzac
2 years, 5 months ago

the sentnious language of the worker who wants, as a Socialist, to 'learn something'

—p.53 Part One (21) by Theodor W. Adorno
5 years ago

his father replying "From each according to his ability" or something similarly sententious and correct

—p.107 The Republic of Bad Taste (75) by Jonathan Franzen
6 years, 7 months ago

the place of a sententious injunction that always feigns to speak like the just

—p.xvii Exordium (xvi) by Jacques Derrida
6 years, 1 month ago

The sententious tracts of the Gilded Age had always been aimed at breadwinners and would-be financiers, which is to say, at men


—p.23 The Promise of Misery (20) missing author
4 years ago

the sententious authority of his flamboyantly individualistic style

—p.32 by Terry Eagleton
5 years, 11 months ago

I flipped through. Four hundred pages of hippie sententiousness.

—p.81 Thirty-five minutes past eight: The Rachel Papers, volume one (61) by Martin Amis
4 months, 3 weeks ago

Stefano now tried to amuse her, but being amusing had never been his strong point, sentimental tones suited him better, or the sententious phrases of the mature man who knows what he wants

—p.35 by Elena Ferrante
4 months, 1 week ago

Naipaul performs the sententious figure of caricature

—p.166 The Painful Sum of Things (159) by Nikil Saval, Pankaj Mishra
3 years, 8 months ago