Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


The night before I performed my first wedding, I lay doggo for hours outside under the stars, considering the gestalt of the situation and trying to formulate a benison that would be inspiring but not pedantic. (by Eli)


She experienced grief as an unpredictable cascade of discrete agonies and, not believing in alchemy, could credit neither the pedantic physician's pronouncement that "the Gestalt of this loss will reveal itself in the fullness of time" nor his assurances that she would come to see her current anguish as a blessing in disguise--"a benison lying doggo" as he termed it. (by LSnowe)


When challenged, his characteristically pedantic response was that sitting doggo (except for pressing buttons on the remote) and staring at TV shows, his only benison, just about summed up the gestalt of his existence. (by aslam)


When Jake first found the body, he shouted, “Christian!” thinking stupidly he was still alive, lying doggo there by the creek: it was only later, his cracked lips stumbling over the godless benison that the gestalt of their lives – for that is still what they named their existence, even in this broken wilderness - made not only necessary but natural, that he found himself pedantically spelling over the man’s whole name, his real name, the name the man's mother had whispered as she held her baby in her arms, the name no-one but Jake had remembered for these last thirty years. (by Sensil)


When the young princess realized that her guru, now her only living confidant, was too pedantic to imagine the overthrow of her evil uncle, she fled to the mountains, where she lay doggo, gathering the support of the people the new king had divided, knowing that with the gestalt of their union, and with the benison of her parents' spirits, she would one day overcome his might. (by QuaQua)


It is such a benison that I no longer have to put up with your pedantic carping -- like that time when you found me contemplating the gestalt of our cleaning implements in the broom closet and accused me of lying doggo to avoid having to visit your mother. (by edb)


I beseech you, dear professor, to read my paper as a gestalt, not harping pedantically on its errors of fact, for Truth herself was lying doggo while I wrote it, unwilling to communicate with an honest scribe like myself, and so I hope for a benison of clemency, pretty please. (by Rudi)


The Yogi sat immersed in doggo contemplating not his navel but the flawed and pedantic gestalt that brought him to this perfect benison. (by gumo420)


Forswear the splitting of the hair, and fault not my Gestalt, sedentary pedant, for there is more to it than meets the eye; curry not the benison of the bookish, but take a stand and speak plain, or for ever lie doggo, thou recumbent cur! (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Monday, November 23, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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