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:


As she soughed through the unbelievable amount of clutter in my room, with a repartee to my every excuse for not cleaning, and unbeleaguered by my mess, she suddenly yelled, "What the...", her aposiopesis making me think she stepped on feces or something, but it turned out to be just a dead mouse and some cheese, probably from a pizza I'd had a few months ago. (by QuaQua)


The ranger would often stop mid-sentence and listen for nature's repartee in the sough of the wind or the trickling of a stream, but the urbanites in his tour group beleaguered him with chatter, completing his every aposiopesis with their own extrapolations. (by Rudi)


Coughing aposiopesistically, Professor Harper looked thoughtfully through his thick glasses at his beleaguered "English As A Second Language" class - taught on weeknights in the Borough Hall - and realized that the noise they seemed collectively to be making (somewhere between a sough and a whimper, punctuated by theatrically mispronounced sentence fragments all containing words ending in -ough) called for a different response than his usual bantering repartee in their various native languages, in order to get them out of their Slough of Despond. (by cusheamus)


Few knew that this uncharacteristic aposiopesis, in the midst of his typically effervescent repartee, was the result of Oswald’s rage at his beleaguering and violently herpephobic neighbors who had demanded, and succeeded at, the removal and destruction of his beloved reticulated python Juliet; who came to him now as if in a dream and soughfully whispered “Kill them. Kill them all.” (by gumo420)


When the wind starts to sough in the trees / I stop short - in aposiopes . . . /(Is its sigh repartee, /Is it answering me?) / I'm beleaguered by breezes - I freeze! (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, April 25, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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