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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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