"People always gain by talking with a man like your Excellency," sententiously replied Mataseis.
"You were a silly boy ever to try to cross," said Geraldine sententiously.
"Them that have little harm in themselves are sometimes the cause of plenty of harm to others," she said, sententiously.
"Don't be too sure of that, my dear," returned Mrs. Markham sententiously.
“Plenty sick now,” said the chief, sententiously, motioning toward the spot where the whale had disappeared.
"To a great mind, nothing is little," remarked Holmes, sententiously.
"Esau was the brother of Israel," answered Manasseh sententiously.
"An animal with a pig's head—without doubt," said Mateo, sententiously.
"It is right to pray, but we must beware of presumptuousness in our prayers," said Mrs. Veale sententiously.
Well, theres plenty of places, remarked the other, sententiously.
mid-15c., "full of meaning," from Middle French sententieux, from Latin sententiosus "full of meaning, pithy," from sententia "thought; expression of a thought" (see sentence (n.)). Meaning "addicted to pompous moralizing" first recorded 1590s. Related: Sententiously; sententiousness.