(1) I suppose if a contemporary poet had written this, I might think it a bit sententious .(2) Although religious in a superficial and sententious way, she regards God as a servant, not a master, and she acknowledges no limits, either God's or the law's, to the exercise of her will.(3) Too often work described as ├ö├ç├┐edgy├ö├ç├û is really sententious and predictable.(4) Ask a dancer - or any artist, for that matter - to talk about her/his art, and you invariably get a grandiose mission statement, peppered with sententious remarks about ├ö├ç├┐Tradition, Innovation, Vision and Spirit├ö├ç├û.(5) It's only when we disagree with his emphasis that we accuse him of being sententious .(6) It is also portentous, pretentious and sententious .(7) They are never glib, never sententious , but clichÔö£┬« is never far away either.(8) Stuart and his wife arrive at the end to calm everything down, and the play becomes sententious and repetitive.(9) He did not, as some of his critics charged, mean this as a call for sententious moralising on the part of historians.(10) In the next three seconds, somewhere in the world, an ingenuous pop star or maybe a dippy actress or a sententious comedian will harangue you about Third World debt.(11) Alex may be sententious and slack, but he's not unwise.(12) The character of Seneca thus finds just the right mixture of true compassion and the ranting of an alcoholic and sententious philosopher, whose servile disciples note down everything he says with ridiculous fury.(13) The inner pages were dominated by an editorial that, more often than not, took a partisan stand on a burning political question and was typically lengthy, verbose, and sententious , albeit sometimes jocular.(14) In particular, why quote the mostly sentimental and sententious lyrics with such solemn respect?(15) Some are witty, some impressively moving, some sententious , but the lack of dramatic context normally prevents evaluation of serious or ironic intent.(16) A tremor goes through me when I hear a sententious TV commentator raise the topic, because they always finish up by talking about the ├ö├ç├┐anomaly├ö├ç├û that even the most feckless natural parent is allowed to breed.