Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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The Reverend Doctor J.C. Child was full of missionary zeal and altiloquent talk about “raising up the noble savage, who can only reach his or her full potential by being taught the Christian ways of white men and women”, and it was no accident that he remained foursquare in his resolve to remove native children from the squalor of their homes on the reservation and send them off for proper schooling, despite their plangent cries and frantic attempts to grasp at their mothers’ skirt hems or cling to their legs.

 

(by wordgirl)

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The altiloquent, verbose message denoting plangent grievances and deepest sympathies was by no accident very offensive and hypocritical: it was a known fact that his foursquare character always took offense at such prolix profusions.

(by rochi)

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After the couple described the accident, the husband in a plangent sounding, miserable way with his wife's altiloquent style magnifying yet clarifying its complexity, the attorney knew their case was foursquare. (by drsuzannep )
The Quandary for Tuesday, May 15, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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