in the manner of a pithy saying or aphorism:“A camel is the only wealth that carries itself,” observed Digby sententiously.
in a way that is self-righteous or excessively moralizing:The novel is not sententiously written, but its lessons are clear and well taken.
- non·sen·ten·tious·ly, adverb
- un·sen·ten·tious·ly, adverb
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How to use sententiously in a sentence
He thought there would be a great fight between the combatants; his dad hadn't finished yet, he declared, sententiously.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Girls ant what they used to be in my day, sententiously remarked an elderly lady.The Minister's Wooing | Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Time hangs heavily when there is nothing to do," sententiously remarked Mataseis.The Flying Horseman | Gustave Aimard
"People always gain by talking with a man like your Excellency," sententiously replied Mataseis.The Flying Horseman | Gustave Aimard
"It's the first duty of a citizen to obey the laws of his country," he proclaimed sententiously.