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will take the floor as he has irrefutable arguments, evidence that will enable him to sententiously and categorically retort all what has been stated in the grilling statement.
Second, is your clone innuendo, flatly sententiously aimed at exploring the past by scratching 1991 wounds between your communities.
Learn your apples and listen to your fathers, I sententiously instructed the teenagers in the audience.
Perversely packing an ambiguous image of irresponsible pleasure, danger, violence, and brilliant extravagance into a small, dark physical container, the work certainly lends itself to thematic "readings-in": for instance, the issue of the white-cube gallery's relationship to spectacle culture, or "the way in which munitions of a different kind have become a staple of our visual culture in recent years," as FACT'S handout sententiously intones; but such readings only function to contain the poetic image's explosive power.
Francesco found Margherita's ability to read useful, but, he nonetheless warned her sententiously against becoming too enthusiastic: "Provide for the family in a way that does you honor and do not spend so much time reading that you do the other things badly; organize other things well and when you have finished you can read as much as you want.
In the opening paragraphs of Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton sententiously proclaims of the land: "Stand unshod upon it, for the ground is holy, being even as it came from the Creator.
I also wonder whether gay and lesbian rights advocates will not find it hypocritical to mount political challenges to the laws of the other 49 states when they have argued here so strenuously - and often sententiously - that only the courts have authority over civil rights.
JAWLE (faintly rouses himself, speaks very sententiously and authoritatively) There being an immense balance of misery and suffering in every human lot, it necessarily follows that marriage, as the chief means of increasing that misery and suffering, is a criminal and anti-social action.
6) Although in the last of these, Barthes declares sententiously that "About music, no discourse can be sustained but that of difference--of evaluation" (RF 279), and we may agree that frequently people's assessment of a piece of music amounts to no more than an expression of approval or disapproval, Barthes here belies his own strenuous attempts to understand the phenomena of musicianship and music's eternal dependence on the one who listens.
Richard Wagner and German culture are indicted by a director who is sententiously present in every frame, obsessed with the hypocrisy of the opera and its creator.
He guesses who was responsible, but thinks sententiously and in plural terms of the criminal that "when we punish them it is to hide our secret guilt" (177).
Halfway through the novel, Billy and Girl rob the local market called, sententiously, Freezer World.