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:

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The Earl of Minto sat and stared out past the empty door,

He wondered if his closest kin would like him any more,

His nearest and his dearest might repudiate his life,

At this time of Good Tide he could have even lost his wife;

Were actions not defeasible if meaning no-one harm,

One became embroiled in acts of sanguinery alarm?
"It was not me!" a man might cry, would that be his defence?

"It was the others! my involvement, merely accidence!"

"I didn't know what they all did, I'm such a simple man!"

"You cannot pin this all on me, I'm a Parliamentarian!"

And then he sank his head upon his arms and wept and wept,

He went up to his room, lay down and slept and slept and slept,

But in the morning fresh and fit the noble Earl arose,

And as he did his exercise and bent to touch his toes,

He wondered what had happened yesterday, he had no clue!
"Oh gosh! good gracious me! whatever did I do?

The Past is gone, it's History, I couldn't give a Damn!

The Future is a Mystery, unknown as yet to Man,

The only Time's the Present, that's the only thing I know,

So I'll stay here and let the silly Past and Future go!"

(by MissTeriWoman)

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Your idea is defeasible
At this time of good tide;
To ban the nearest and dearest
Of the groom and of the bride,
For they are sanguine relatives
And want to play a part.
To banish them from the wedding
Would break the couple's heart.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Monday, February 19, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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