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:


Noticing that the bride was thoroughly enceinte and that the smiling couple showed no contrition for their premarital mischief, the priest wondered whether he could in good conscience sanctify the marriage or whether it was his responsibility to comminate the sinners. (by Rudi)


"I'm afraid Miss Henderson is, er, enceinte", mumbled the headmistress, but when she saw Iggie's expression unchanged she silently comminated the ghastly old dimwit, took a deep breath, and thundered, "Pregnant!", whereupon Iggie looked contrite (as though he thought his employer blamed him for Miss Henderson's condition), humbly wished her good morning, and went on down the hall, pushing the housekeeping trolley with renewed energy and self-importance because he felt, as always, sanctified by having been addressed directly by the headmistress, even when he didn't really understand what she was talking about. (by cusheamus)


With the girl already robustly enceinte, the vicar was reluctant to sanctify their union, and withheld commination (fire and brimstone were invoked) only on extracting the solemn promise that, when wed, both parties would make manifest their contrition by giving generously (in perpetuity, no less) towards maintenance of the Church fabric. (by Et Seqq)
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