Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, September 27, 2012 - sententious
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.
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
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 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!
Rise and shine!
Ugh. With no coffee, my sententious will be very short.
I love reading the sententious Posts on WFTD!
Obstructing Congress regarding Terrorists in the Homeland is "Security"
Lying to Congress regarding Terrorists in the Homeland is "Transparency"
Giving Taxpayer Money to Americas 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 Americas 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 Bushs 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]
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<)
Hah! I eat pithy aphorisms for breakfast.
Are the chickens coming home to roost? A+ for you!
Looks like the referee strike is over, the real ones come back tonight.
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.
Karl Rove: Obama's Biggest Opponent Is the Truth
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?
I certainly hope he calls him out next week.
Maybe he can even do a Reagan redoux, “there he goes again”.
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...
I LOVE that line!
the whole thing is incredibly stupid IMO. by all means let’s facilitate the sports book industry. RME.
Goodell, NFL was sententious
Effete, arrogant and contentious
While I hate union thuggery
The bizarre Packer muggery
Finally got Rog to act conscientious
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?
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?
I hope you are feeling better. The word “misunderestimate” springs from the same lips that brought us “strategery.” Miss him yet?
Ann Coulter’s new book, “Mugged”, will certainly be sententious if her previous tomes are examples.
business is business.
This is a Jackie Chiles word if I ever saw one.
Nice article - thanks.
Now could we get Jane Skinner’s husband to talk to Bettman? A+ for you.
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.
No doubt. A for you.
It’s an infringement on your constitutional rights. It’s outrageous, egregious, preposterous!
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...
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.
I think their purposes are to discourage Republican voters and sway independents who want to vote for a winner.
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...
Excellent finish. A+ for you!
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.
I never get surveyed, but it might have something woth living in the middle of nowhere...
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.
I WISH they would call me, but I live in a state that is going for ‘bams no matter what. What do they care.