Sententia sen-TEN-chee-uh : Figure of argument in which a wise, witty, or pithy maxim or aphorism is used to sum up the preceding material. Examples "We are now well into our fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident purpose of putting an end to slavery agitation.
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However, under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed.
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A house divided against itself cannot stand. Longevity has its place.
But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will.
And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land.
I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land! And so I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything.
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Definition and Examples of Sententiae in Rhetoric
Examples of sententia in a Sentence a handbook of sententiae and advice for those about to enter the state of matrimony. First Known Use of sententia , in the meaning defined above. History and Etymology for sententia Latin, literally, feeling, opinion. Learn More about sententia. Resources for sententia Time Traveler! Explore the year a word first appeared.
Sententia - Oxford Classical Dictionary
A sententia is a short wise saying, like a proverb, adage, or aphorism, which is common to all languages. In the second book of his Rhetoric , Aristotle provides us with the first theoretical explanation of the concept of the sententia. Here Rhet. From this definition we can also infer that the sententiae are based on personal experience and that they are particularly suited to mature people. As for the use and function of sententiae in speeches, Aristotle adds little more cf.
Brevity is indeed the essential feature of the sententiae.