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  • n. The property of being sage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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

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

    New McCain Robocall Stars ... Sarah Palin!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I was the only one, not of that number, who had complete access to him; with me he opened his heart upon the present and the future with confidence, with sageness, with discretion.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • His knowledge of their history and character led him years ago to that idea of the Prussians which this war has shown to be the true idea, and which we find expressed on every hand to-day with remarkable sageness after the event.

    Hilaire Belloc The Man and His Work


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