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”.
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