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Word For The Day, Thursday, September 27, 2012 - sententious
dictionaries ad nauseam | 27 September 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 09/27/2012 4:24:29 AM PDT by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

sententious \sen-TEN-shuhs\, adjective
1. Abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims: a sententious book.
2. Given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous.
3. Given to or using pithy sayings or maxims: a sententious poet.
4. Of the nature of a maxim; pithy.

Example sentences:
For he was a poet and drowned untimely, and his verse, mild as it is and formal and sententious, sends forth still a frail fluty sound like that of a piano organ played in some back street resignedly by an old Italian organ-grinder in a corduroy jacket.
-- Virginia Woolf, "Street Haunting: A London Adventure," Collected Essays

It was inconceivable that she was using the boring, sententious, contentious Shepherd for anything but a hollow threat to him, but this semblance of wrongdoing could now be turned to advantage.
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

Etymology:
Sententious is related to sententia, the Latin root for the word sentence. The Latin word sententiosus meant "full of meaning, pithy."

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 09/27/2012 4:24:33 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 09/27/2012 4:25:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ugh. With no coffee, my sententious will be very short.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 4:30:04 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

I love reading the sententious Posts on WFTD!


4 posted on 09/27/2012 4:35:38 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Good morning Robert!
5 posted on 09/27/2012 4:39:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I don't know why this didn't show up in my last post. Take 2.
6 posted on 09/27/2012 4:40:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
A for you!
7 posted on 09/27/2012 4:41:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
A few of the Sententious Czar-Maxims Issued from Obama.

Obstructing Congress regarding Terrorists in the Homeland is "Security"

Lying to Congress regarding Terrorists in the Homeland is "Transparency"

Giving Taxpayer Money to America’s Enemies Makes Good Sense

Marines and Soldiers who Cannot Not Shoot Back will Win the Battle

Obama Control of All Foods Gives Americans the Choice they Deserve

NASA Will Teleport into space through the Arabian Desert

Releasing all US Nuclear Secrets to America’s Enemies is Transparency

Destroying Small Business is Double Plus Good

Any Surviving Small Business Shall be Controlled at the Oval Office

Refusing FOIA Requests Makes "Openess"

Obama Censorship in America is the new "Transparency"

Taxing or Murdering Those Daring Opposing Views is Fairness (Doctrine)

All Freed terrorists deserve Immediate Welfare, healthcare, college, and taxpayer funded IVF

Criminal Illegal Aliens Before American Veterans for Health Care

Criminal Illegal Aliens Before American Children for College

ObamaCARE's installed Neoslavery is Freedom

Medical Records Held by the State and the Czars Constitutes 'Privacy'

Rationing Healthcare and Displacing Doctors and Nurses Creates Jobs

Missing Nuclear Weapon Computers Constitues 'Security'

Two-tiered Tax and HealthCARE Systems favoring Politicians is obviously Fair

Eliminating US Military Capacity Makes for Increased Esteem and Strength

Every Freed, Armed Terrorist Makes for Improved American Safety

Giving the Moslem Brotherhood Control of US Nukes is the DNC/Obama Goal

Everything still is “Bush’s Fault”

Competition is Evil

War is Peace (*)

Freedom is Slavery (*)

Ignorance is Strength (*)

[ * from "1984", G. Orwell;
the rest instituted by the undocumented Pres_ _ Obama and his unelected Czars]

8 posted on 09/27/2012 4:47:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: secret garden

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

(But, technically, I “took one” on reply three before your “take two” in your reply six after the second place answer in reply five was answered in reply seven. But who’s counting whose replies?) 8<)


9 posted on 09/27/2012 4:49:57 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Diogenesis
He has GOT TO GO! A+ for you!
10 posted on 09/27/2012 4:53:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Hah! I eat pithy aphorisms for breakfast.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 5:01:44 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Obama's economic agenda failed, not because it was stopped, but because it was passed. - Paul Ryan)
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To: secret garden
Who woulda thunk it?? Sententious sense from a sentient progressive.
12 posted on 09/27/2012 5:03:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NicknamedBob
Good morning!
13 posted on 09/27/2012 5:04:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Are the chickens coming home to roost? A+ for you!


14 posted on 09/27/2012 5:05:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Looks like the referee strike is over, the real ones come back tonight.


15 posted on 09/27/2012 5:23:55 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I would have been content to wait out the union. It’s unfortunate they didn’t use real refs as replacements. High school and lingerie league are hardly equivalent to the NFL in speed or regulations.


16 posted on 09/27/2012 5:27:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Sometimes Rove is sententious and right:

Karl Rove: Obama's Biggest Opponent Is the Truth

Source.

17 posted on 09/27/2012 5:34:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

xshub was going on about it this AM. he said everyone fixated on the bad calls, but that real refs make bad calls all the time. besides which, what was the issue in contention? PENSIONS. In most cases these guys have real jobs, this is a side gig, and they are asking for guaranteed pensions. he said NO ONE gets flat out guaranteed pensions anymore. he said few thought the chicago teachers demands were justified, but in re NFL refs, suddenly the demands were reasonable? or just irrelevant?


18 posted on 09/27/2012 5:35:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

I certainly hope he calls him out next week.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 5:43:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Maybe he can even do a Reagan redoux, “there he goes again”.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 5:44:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
he said few thought the chicago teachers demands were justified, but in re NFL refs, suddenly the demands were reasonable? or just irrelevant?

Just irrelevant.

A lot of money is bet on NFL football. If giving into ridiculous demands is what it takes, it is what it takes.

Of course, those who bet the pros the last three weeks are degenerate gamblers as how can you handicap bad calls...

21 posted on 09/27/2012 5:51:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden

I LOVE that line!


22 posted on 09/27/2012 5:52:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

the whole thing is incredibly stupid IMO. by all means let’s facilitate the sports book industry. RME.


23 posted on 09/27/2012 6:07:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Goodell, NFL was sententious
Effete, arrogant and contentious
While I hate union thuggery
The bizarre Packer muggery
Finally got Rog to act conscientious


24 posted on 09/27/2012 6:23:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: secret garden
Senator Harry Reid has been making so many sententious remarks regarding his Mormon credentials that I'm starting to wonder how close the race in Nevada might be getting.

After all, if your guy is so comfortably ahead, why even bother to lift a finger to help Obozo if he's coasting to re-election.....hmmmmm?

25 posted on 09/27/2012 7:00:31 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Here's yesterday's homework for you....I've been sick...

Can anyone explain the neologism of the word "Misunderestimated"?

Furthermore, should we apply this word to describe the current election cycle and suggest that perhaps Romney's voter base is not as advertised by the media polling?

26 posted on 09/27/2012 7:07:32 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

A++
I hope you are feeling better. The word “misunderestimate” springs from the same lips that brought us “strategery.” Miss him yet?


27 posted on 09/27/2012 7:09:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: secret garden

Ann Coulter’s new book, “Mugged”, will certainly be sententious if her previous tomes are examples.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 7:14:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Already missed him from the very first day the Manchurian Candidate” got voted in.....
29 posted on 09/27/2012 7:22:04 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: xsmommy

business is business.


30 posted on 09/27/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden

This is a Jackie Chiles word if I ever saw one.


31 posted on 09/27/2012 8:15:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Nice article - thanks.


32 posted on 09/27/2012 8:35:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Now could we get Jane Skinner’s husband to talk to Bettman? A+ for you.


33 posted on 09/27/2012 9:12:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: thingumbob

That’s what has me wondering about ozero’s trips to Ohio. If it’s so in the bag, why waste the money? A for you.


34 posted on 09/27/2012 9:14:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No doubt. A for you.


35 posted on 09/27/2012 9:16:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
obams/carney agree with you....
36 posted on 09/27/2012 9:18:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

It’s an infringement on your constitutional rights. It’s outrageous, egregious, preposterous!


37 posted on 09/27/2012 9:19:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The sententious Madam O is very pretentious when it comes to the food Americans eat, but her husband can be quite abstentious when it comes to following her diet recommendations...

38 posted on 09/27/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT by mikrofon (First Family Food Fight)
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The most annoying aspect is that they're doing it on our dime. A+ for you!
39 posted on 09/27/2012 9:35:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Cuyahoga county (city of Cleveland) is the heavily democratic area and it takes Hamilton (City of Cincinnati) and it's surrounding counties and Franklin (City of Columbus) and it's surrounding counties to counter the Dimrat advantage in Cleveland.

The good news is Cleveland has been going to hell for awhile and the population has been leaving slowly over the last decade, and the other two cities, Columbus and Cincinnati, have slowly been growing over the same time period.

Ohio has approxoimately 8 million register voters, in the 2008 election, Ohio had 5.5 million vote. Obozo got 2.94 million, and McStain got 2.67 million.

In 2010, only 3.7 million voted in that election and the Governors election was on the ballot but he only won by 80,000 votes.....in 2011 the voter registration went down to 7.7 million in the state (300,000 less voters were registered) a year after a Republican Governor won and a Republican Sec. of State won and 3.6 million showed up to vote on the referendum of the government union contracts, just like Wisconsin BUT the unions won and the three cities I mentioned in the first paragraph above all voted heavily for the union position but the way the ballot wrote the issue up it was confussing to understand wheither to vote yes or no....this is why Ohio is a mystery.....

Finally, Democrat ID is down by like 3% in the state, Republican ID is up by 5.5% and Indie ID is like up 12%.....with this in mind I think these polls are cherry picking their numbers in heavily democrat counties located all over the state.

40 posted on 09/27/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

I think their purposes are to discourage Republican voters and sway independents who want to vote for a winner.


41 posted on 09/27/2012 12:57:02 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Cloids moved in and it is sprinkling off and on with rain likely most of the weekend-yippee!

Maybe in the upcoming debates
Obama will be channeling Gore-
All wild-eyed and sententious
On the environment and more

Will he talk about all the jobs
He thinks he saved or created?
But that is just so shot down
As misery continues unabated

Or maybe he’ll channel Carter
Who said Iran was nice back then-
Which might prompt Romney to reply
See-there you go again...


42 posted on 09/27/2012 1:12:55 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Excellent finish. A+ for you!


43 posted on 09/27/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Just was surveyed. Today I was a 30 yo Hispanic Catholic single woman,identifying as independent, voted for obams in 08 and DEF voting for Romney this time. They asked how often I went to church. No union questions.


44 posted on 09/27/2012 1:49:02 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Thank you!


45 posted on 09/27/2012 2:03:06 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

I never get surveyed, but it might have something woth living in the middle of nowhere...


46 posted on 09/27/2012 2:05:28 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

“With”, damnit...


47 posted on 09/27/2012 2:06:26 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

More likely has to do with living in a swing state. Like TN, TX is reliably red and NY and NJ reliably blue, so what individual voters think is of no moment. VA, OH, FL, WI, CO, NV are prob being surveyed.


48 posted on 09/27/2012 2:37:37 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
My new wheels.
49 posted on 09/27/2012 3:07:04 PM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I WISH they would call me, but I live in a state that is going for ‘bams no matter what. What do they care.


50 posted on 09/27/2012 3:09:06 PM PDT by tioga
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