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 ‘Tradition, Innovation, Vision and Spirit’.
Alex may be sententious and slack, but he's not unwise.
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.
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.
He did not, as some of his critics charged, mean this as a call for sententious moralising on the part of historians.
Some are witty, some impressively moving, some sententious , but the lack of dramatic context normally prevents evaluation of serious or ironic intent.
The mortals were less convincing, hampered as they are with dialogue which is both pretentious and sententious , a lot of which I felt could have been usefully cut and so speeded up the action.
Too often work described as ‘edgy’ is really sententious and predictable.
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.
A tremor goes through me when I hear a sententious TV commentator raise the topic, because they always finish up by talking about the ‘anomaly’ that even the most feckless natural parent is allowed to breed.