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:


We appreciate your decision to fly with us and we acknowledge your temporal concerns, but because we do not foreknow what circumstances might arise as we continue taxiing, nor can we predict what corollary situations might eventuate therewithal, we will be unable to provide anything but an aoristic schedule for departure until further notice. (by Rudi)


In answer to your question, young man, due to its dependence on aoristic and stochastic processes which may eventuate unforeseen delays, up to and including supply difficulties, equipment malfunctions, and the attendant shifts in timing therewithal, it is impossible to foreknow the precise hour at which supper will be served. (by Amalia)


Bernard consulted the spirit board and looked at Evelyn's palm and at her tea leaves and, therewithal, foreknew her fate, no longer a vague, aoristic doom, but the certain and specific eventuation of her long ago bargain with the demon: at midnight tomorrow she would crumble into dust, so it was imperative that he (a) collect payment immediately and (b) borrow a vacuum cleaner. (by cusheamus)


'Therewithal,' the salesman concluded, having clinched the deal, 'I'll give you an extended warranty, because none of us can foreknow how matters might eventuate' - but we foolishly forgot to ask its duration, which therefore remained tantalisingly aoristic. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 18, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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