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:

5

Though Mr. Stevenson was confident in his oratorical artifice -- at times believing that his words were more cogent than logic itself -- he did not know that his sesquipedalian attempts to be convincing were thought by his listeners to be not only untenable, but also rather dern. (by Blackbird)

4

All great attorneys have been verbal chameleons, knowing that no matter how cogent their argument, they must be capable both of outlandish sesquipedalian oratory and near monosyllabic artifice, delivered as dernly as a eulogy or as playfully as a bedtime story. (by gumo420)

3

Dernly, the principal of Fadd Junior High School described the recent fatalities, presenting a somber and cogent account, without a trace of his typical bureaucratic artifice, of the newest and most sinister vice to strike today's early teens: first it was sex, then drugs, and now... sesquipedalianism, the wordy killer, already responsible for the choking deaths of three wayward victims who attempted to say “floccinaucinihilipilification.” (by Rudi)

2

"Miss Whitten, do you know what "verbose" means?" Miss Thomas asked her sesquipedalian pupil with mock exasperation, while dernly admiring the child's inexhaustible artifice in inserting obscure and weighty language into otherwise cogent essays, in which the girl's undeniable rationality was often made less convincing by these wordy stumbling blocks. (by cusheamus)

1

A Lancashire lady from Burnley Got wed on the sly, i.e. dernly,To a sesquipedalian Episcopalian Who(known thereabouts for his dour, but cogently articulated antidisestablishmentarianist pronouncements that verged asymptotically towards a tendentious syllogistic artifice construed by the erudite as uncommonly demeritorious)Eloped with Miss Burnley, quite sternly. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, May 02, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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