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gnomic

[′nō·mik]
(astronomy)
Pertaining to the gnomon of a sundial.
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From memories of his conversation, tantalising clues, tiny hints that might, just might, have meant something, from the occasional gnomic remark on a postcard from some faraway place (he was showing off, wasn't he: successful jet-setting businessman sends postcard to naive little er, what would he call her?
Notwithstanding the gnomic complexity of the naeb report, it served as the first draft of McLuhan's most intelligible book, 1964's Understanding Media.
But often gnomic utterances such as "You will lose only what you can't let go of" and "the imagination holds in reserve a multitude of emergency exits" and opacities such as the description of light that comes "from the present tense, the first time we learn to conjugate, the first time whose secret we forget" coagulate on the page--and sound like things we have heard before.
There were the usual angstridden political anthems containing gnomic philosophies such as Life Looks Better In Spring by Cyprus.
MARCO Pierre White's gnomic pronouncements and tablecloth-as-headscarf get-up provided a savoury twist to Hell's Kitchen.
There are no gnomic words of welcome uttered as they arrive to the welcome provided--'all oil lamps and women'.
It might be the weed, but Cantona appears in Eric's room with typically gnomic advice.
Schubert's late A major Sonata was delivered with a single thread of thought underlying its four movements, making satisfying sense of the music's often gnomic utterances.
Mario Capasso continues his previous work on Greek papyri from Soknopaiou Nesos, exploring the contents and significance of a literary papyrus from an educational context which contains a gnomic anthology.
Although Riede reductively likens the advice in the poem to that of Polonious to Laertes, (16) Pater describes the poem as a "monumental, gnomic piece," a poem demonstrating Rossetti's "dry reason" (p.
The film plays with his image as an unpredictable genius given to gnomic pronouncements as he materialises in "Little Eric's" terraced house and sets about restoring the self-confidence of a man crippled by regrets about the past.
This style is rightly viewed as the prolegomenon for all future starchitects: distinctive mostly black outfits, overelaborated eyeglasses, globe-trotting fee-and-flee commissions, gnomic pronouncements, an aura of beatific vision unknown to mere mortals.