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  • adv. In a sagacious manner, in a way that is clever, shrewd, observant, keen of intellect or discernment, cunning or with ability and aptitude; sagely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sagacious manner; wisely; sagely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a shrewd manner


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sagacious +‎ -ly


  • Chodin sagaciously observes: Lance has never lost a thumb wrestle.


  • As Captain Bunting sagaciously remarked, "most things come to a climax suddenly."

    The Golden Dream Adventures in the Far West

  • "If I am so -- so pretty," she said slowly, to herself, "people ought to like me, and," sagaciously, "I must be pretty or he would not say so."

    Vagabondia 1884

  • After the conversation between the Angel and Adam in the bower, it may be well presumed that our first parent waited on his heavenly guest at his departure to some little distance from it, till he began to take his flight towards heaven; and therefore "sagaciously" thinks that the poet could not with propriety say that the angel parted from the _thick shade_, that is, the _bower_, to go to heaven.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • He tried merrily all the dog-names he could think of; but when at last he called, “Toto!” the poodle barked so cordially that François sagaciously inclined to the belief that he must have hit upon the poodle's name.

    Finding a Little Too Much in Oz

  • Another was picked up by one of the Adelaide travelers, who very sagaciously threw it away [typical], but thinks he can find it again.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • As Neil from "The Young Ones" once sagaciously pointed out, the problem with crucifixion as a form of suicide is that "there's no way you can hammer in the last nail."

    Bikes and Beatitudes: The Salmon on the Mount

  • Kudos to Mike Diehl, Edward Palumbo, et al. Why, has it not been on This Great Blog Itself that hunters have often been criticized (just recently, a wizened old codger related how he and a companion sagaciously enjoyed the wild countryside while riding behind two unwitting computer-geek-hunters … and so on and so forth)?

    See Us in the Funny Pages

  • "Neither did Barriss, " Anakin pointed out sagaciously, -until they abducted her.

    The Cat is a Metaphor

  • Bertrand Russell once sagaciously opined that very few people can be happy without hating another person, nation or creed.

    Chris Rodda: Creationism: The Latest in Military Suicide Prevention


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