from The Century Dictionary.
- In a sage manner; wisely; with just discernment and prudence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a sage manner; wisely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adverb In the manner of a
sage, with wisdom, wisely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb in a wise manner
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And for the record, I appreciate you using the term "sagely" in reference to me even if it was in jest!
Remember that the American carmaker responded to the threat of smaller, cheaper, better, more economical foreign cars in the 1970s by taking a long, hard look at its fleet of behemoths, nodding sagely, and then adding spiffier "landau roofs."
Here I applied the sagely old nurse smile, and I looked right back into those watery green eyes.
The old man nodded sagely when he heard the good word at Mass a week ago.
"I can always buy a ticket," she proffered, sagely.
"For whether they be large or small, a dozen eggs is a dozen eggs," he observed sagely to himself; and a dozen small ones he found to weigh but a pound and a quarter.
Chris, as for President Obama lying, the actions he promised are indeed, as you sagely suggest, still in progress and therefore don't qualify as lies.
[I] n mooring this familiar character to the unique history of early-20th-century Hawaii, Brennert portrays the Aloha State's history as complicated and dynamic -- not simply a melting pot, but a Hawaiian-style "mixed plate" in which, as Jin sagely notes, "many different tastes share the plate, but none of them loses its individual flavor, and together they make up a uniquely 'local' cuisine."
Joe Sixpack nods sagely again … theAmericanist says:
A nation nods sagely; it's bamboozled us for years, too.