American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of sound mind; mentally healthy: "their protector, the strongest and sanest of them all” ( Pat Conroy).
- adj. Having or showing sound judgment; reasonable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of sound mind; mentally sound: as, a sane person.
- Sound; free from disorder; healthy: as, a sane mind; a sane project; sane memory (law).
- See sain.
- adj. Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- regarding the mind.
- adj. Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge the effect of one's actions in an ordinary manner; -- regarding persons.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind.
- adj. Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons.
- adj. mentally healthy; free from mental disorder
- adj. marked by sound judgment
- From Latin sānus ("healthy; sane"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin sānus, healthy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But Purnell's target constituency is now on what I call the sane left.”
“UNIDENTIFIED MALE: PTSD is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which I define as a sane person's reaction to an insane position.”
“Is it likely," she resumed, "that a person born under such circumstances is like others -- is what you call sane?”
“Counting anything around him was how he survived the 15 months, and was the only way to remain sane ...”
“I found the understated fear of the character, as she tried to remain sane in a world of insanity written so well.”
“If at all, the Euro increases trust in sane long term policy just like the EU institutions in general for Italy, thus reducing investment risk which leads to more growth.”
“Jodi Cleghorn is glad of her ability to gestate this column at the 11th hour, while cooking dinner, bathing her son and attempting to remain sane in the domestic maelstrom.”
“Whereas, to become sane is to use the empathy for ourselves -- all of ourselves -- and to enable a more caring connection with each other.”
“The victim will comply with any command or demand of her captor just to survive and remain sane, and not self-destruct by giving in to the terror and rage she feels for her helpless situation.”
“I think the only thing that's keeping us sane is being able to reach out to friends for help.”
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