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sententia

[sen-ten-shee-uh, -shuh]
noun, plural sen·ten·ti·ae [sen-ten-shee-ee] /sɛnˈtɛn ʃiˌi/.
  1. an aphorism; maxim.
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Historical Examples

  • In that capacity he would be called on for his sententia first.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Sed h min nostros nihil commoverunt: perstant in sententia, nec vel tantillum recedunt.

  • Another derivation, sententia from sensus, the inward perception of the mind.

    The City of God, Volume I

    Aurelius Augustine

  • Semper mihi apprime placuit Diodori Siculi sententia, vehementius in historico eloquentiae studium improbantis.

  • Quorum non in sententia solum, sed etiam in nutu residebat auctoritas.

    Cato Maior de Senectute

    Marcus Tullius Cicero