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Sententiously, we could paraphrase Leo Tolstoy by suggesting that unitary systems are all alike, but federal systems are always minutely crafted to be unique.
The most conspicuous of these is the tracking shot of two sisters conversing as they walk along the beach, which sententiously evokes the world of Persona.
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.
Turn one page and we find Gorky sententiously writing of Aleksandr Blok's 'petty talent' and likening him to a 'conceited boy who is too greedy for fame and whose soul is without trousers or heart' (p.
They made sententiously hypocritical pronouncements about "obligations to cultivate the earth" and that a people had "no right to appropriate more than they could cultivate.
In part this is perhaps the old hand's impatience with the brightly enthusiastic convert who feels the need to itemize her medications, to remark sententiously on how important it is to keep to one's regimen and to iterate in mind-numbing detail the technical minutiae of disease management:
Some have, some haven't", he added sententiously, and sat down, which is also quite difficult for a tortoise, and ate some more lettuce.
Yes, there will be an emptiness in the shape of a star," says a second Hebrew sententiously.
Well, by the afternoon she'll be quite stiff," Papa Lhomond said sententiously, and immediately returned to devouring his snails.
Arthur Bartlett Maurice, whose The Paris of the Novelists (1919) is most memorable for never once mentioning Flaubert's Sentimental Education, observed sententiously that since Sterne wrote A Sentimental Journey with its memorable opening, "English men of letters of all conditions and all degrees of talent have been turning to the nearby land for direct inspiration and for occasional background.
When Theocritus in his Tenth Idyll makes Milon observe sententiously that it is 'a bad thing for a dog to have a taste of (