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:


Staring the swindler in the eye, the priest shocked his congregation with an unheralded rewriting of a familiar doxology: “O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine hereditaments, forgive those who machinate against us.”

(by LexigraphicLove)


During the doxology of Margaret Thatcher's funeral, as we should have been remembering our mortality and our creator's majesty, I could not prevent myself from pondering her descendants and how surprised I was that the unheralded part of the story was not the wealth of the Iron Lady's hereditament, but rather her son's - given that he has machinated to amass a fortune of around 50 million pounds via sometimes dodgy dealings in Africa and some use of his mom's position elsewhere. (by Shortscribe)


Tea Party-favourite Louie Gohmert, guest speaker at the Christian Coalition Convention, was so inflamed, he interrupted the opening doxology to announce in horror the fruition of all his worst prognostications; he had just learned that a Canadian criminal named Snidely, machinating to steal the hand and hereditament of a young women named Nell, was thwarted by a stalwart young Canadian Mountie named Dudley, but Nell, demonstrating an unheralded show of ingratitude, had decided to marry Dudley’s horse.  

(by fdrisc)


For years, nay, for decades, he pledged abject poverty and an unflinching devotion to God, but then, barely a day after an immense fortune came to him unheralded from a dead uncle's hereditament, he made one final doxology to the Creator and forever after succumbed to a life of drunkenness, debauchery and immoral machination.

(by Sami)


While the President was making an unheralded visit to the troops to lead them in singing a doxology in praise of his boldness in waging and winning the war, at home the Secretary and Vice President were already machinating ways to augment their hereditaments by starting a new one.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Tuesday, April 09, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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