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:


Mlle Moreau was having beaucoup de difficulte: her impetrations to swear him to silence having failed, she had left Signor Bonnelli to languish in the lab (which she had locked from the outside) while she tried to figure out what to do with him now that he had discovered her faked data, but it was a little hard to concentrate, what with his banging on the door, a constant thumping punctuated by the occasional enraged sforzando crash of a lab stool hurled against the metal door. (by cusheamus)


If beaux coo trop beaucoup it's too much to expect it sforzando, as such emphatic an anguish would swell the boys' languish for her soft impetratory touch. (by Justinnthyme40)


“No, no! Beaucoup accentato! Sehr sforzando!” impetrated Maestro Macaroni, himself sounding molto agitato as the string players continued to misunderstand his plea, letting their bows languish in an unwanted smorzando très doucement. (by Rudi)


'Beaucoup sforzandi, por favor!' urged the visiting maestro, whipping up the tempo for a jubilant coda; but impetrate as he might, the orchestra failed utterly to respond, languishing disconsolately for the return of their resident John Bull. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, November 29, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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