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gnomic

[′nō·mik]
(astronomy)
Pertaining to the gnomon of a sundial.
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As Thun opines somewhat gnomically, 'there is nothing that grows old faster than the new'.
Give me kilos and I will make a turtle out of the cracks," he says, gnomically.
That influence has far less to do with Darwin's actual claims than the position assumed in culture by the signifier: to put it a bit gnomically, it's not what Darwin says, but what "Darwin" says.
In the performance Down the Rabbit Hole, 2006-2007, we hear of his father telling him, gnomically, to ask Henri Chopin, and offering the additional information that the poet loves quail eggs.
Other innovative (if not revolutionary) features of Northern Broadsides' house style include their signature-tune clog dancing, Northern in origin and which Billing suggests gnomically "emulates the spoken patterns of Shakespeare's lines" (401), their rejection of psychologized character, and their simplicity of design.
As many have noted, the general tendency of an epoch to project its hopes and anxieties into past events is exacerbated when it comes to the phenomena rather gnomically encapsulated in the signifier 'May '68'.
Less gnomically, we mean that the idea of 'context' in the context of existential phenomenology must be based on the logos or discussion about something, whereas phaneroscopy is the examination (Skopein) of what appears before discussion commences.
Dorrit Cohn has described two ways narrators proclaim their subjective opinions: ideas can be verbalized gnomically, "by way of generalizing judgmental sentences that are grammatically set apart from the narrative language by being cast in the present tense," or adjectively, "by judgmental phrases that infiltrate descriptive and narrative language and that often apply to the other characters of the fictional world" (308).
Clearly both these passages belong to a gnomically rhapsodic Shelleyan genre quite distinct from the epigram.
We do not hear a persona speaking in section four, but a psychological abstraction he calls rather gnomically "Our Weakness" (292-3).
By the use of sexual puns and nameless imputations, Mariana acknowledges the disparity in the Duke's judgments when, gnomically, she testifies for and against Angelo in the climactic trial scene: "I have known my husband, yet my husband