"People always gain by talking with a man like your Excellency," sententiously replied Mataseis.
"Your tears will not restore your son to you," sententiously observed Olivier.
"Them that have little harm in themselves are sometimes the cause of plenty of harm to others," she said, sententiously.
"The King, Monsieur, never dies," said Cadoux sententiously.
“Plenty sick now,” said the chief, sententiously, motioning toward the spot where the whale had disappeared.
"The downfall of an enemy is the consolation of the unfortunate," said Babalatchi, sententiously.
"Esau was the brother of Israel," answered Manasseh sententiously.
"He was wise when he knew it," said she, sententiously, and continued her work.
"It is right to pray, but we must beware of presumptuousness in our prayers," said Mrs. Veale sententiously.
"Eaten bread is soon forgotten," says he, sententiously, during a pause.
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.