Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being sage; wisdom; sagacity; prudence; gravity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being sage; wisdom; sagacity; prudence; gravity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being sage.

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Examples

  • I think he's lost his right to speak on anything with any veracity or sageness.

    Bush suggests Obama wants 'appeasement' of terrorists

  • There is supposed to be some wisdom, some sageness allowing you to realize all things – big and small – are, in affect, who you are.

    Deleting « Lab Kat

  • Be able to talk about your book and your writing in a semi-intelligent manner, and maintain some semblance of sageness and sobriety after hours.

    July 2007

  • Be able to talk about your book and your writing in a semi-intelligent manner, and maintain some semblance of sageness and sobriety after hours.

    NO! SLEEP! TILL BROOKLYN!!!

  • And I don't mean because I agree with him-just the measured tones, experience and sageness.

    New McCain Robocall Stars ... Sarah Palin!

  • Well it was a big enough deal that he brought it up in all his shaggy sageness as being pivotal in the primary battle (yawn).

    Git Yer Mind Right, Tim Russert!

  • Carol hit upon the tragedy of old age, which is not that it is less vigorous than youth, but that it is not needed by youth; that its love and prosy sageness, so important a few years ago, so gladly offered now, are rejected with laughter.

    Main Street

  • Renounce sageness and discard wisdom, and the people will benefit a hundredfold.

    Tao Te Ching

  • Renounce sageness and discard wisdom, and the people will benefit a hundredfold.

    Tao Te Ching

  • To show how I profit by your sageness, let us drop all thought of this royal maiden who is probably out of my reach, and attend to the other business.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 5, February, 1885

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