He nodded with the sententiousness of a reformed character, who yet relished the reminiscence.
This is perhaps due to the quotability and sententiousness of his couplets.
"They all do," he replied, with the sententiousness of gallantry, as though speaking from abysmal depths of knowledge.
It allows the sententiousness of the couplet, as well as the more complex modulation of blank verse.
He remarked with the sententiousness of enforced philosophy, that no wine was better than bad wine.
"Between life and death there are so many combinations," drawled the boy, with Tuscan incredulity and sententiousness.
For its sententiousness,593 and pointed suppleness in repartee, comes from the habit of silence.
His style aims at effectiveness by pregnant expression, sententiousness, archaism.
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.