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 for Dark sentence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sentence \Sen"tence\, n. [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia,
     from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel,
     to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]
     1. Sense; meaning; significance. [Obs.]
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              Tales of best sentence and most solace. --Chaucer.
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              The discourse itself, voluble enough, and full of
              sentence.                             --Milton.
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     2.
        (a) An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment,
            especially one of an unfavorable nature.
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                  My sentence is for open war.      --Milton.
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                  That by them [Luther's works] we may pass
                  sentence upon his doctrines.      --Atterbury.
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        (b) A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as,
            Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
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     3. (Law) In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court
        pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical
        courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or
        judge; condemnation pronounced by a judicial tribunal;
        doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to
        denote the judgment in criminal cases.
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              Received the sentence of the law.     --Shak.
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     4. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a
        maxim; an axiom; a saw. --Broome.
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     5. (Gram.) A combination of words which is complete as
        expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the
        close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4.
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     Note: Sentences are simple or compound. A simple sentence
           consists of one subject and one finite verb; as, "The
           Lord reigns." A compound sentence contains two or more
           subjects and finite verbs, as in this verse: 
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                 He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.
                                                    --Pope.
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     Dark sentence, a saying not easily explained.
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              A king . . . understanding dark sentences. --Dan.
                                                    vii. 23.
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