Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sane character, condition, or state; soundness of mind; sanity.

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

  • noun The state of being sane; sanity.

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  • noun The property of being sane.

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

  • noun normal or sound powers of mind

Etymologies

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sane +‎ -ness

Examples

  • But seldom do dictators know how to rule with any kind of saneness and common sense and reason.

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  • Espousing the saneness of the isolated individual, investors would prefer to pay no taxes at all.

    CAPITAL IDEA

  • Ah! brother, thine eye is growing wild, and in a moment art thou passing from thy recent saneness back to frenzy.

    Orestes

  • Ah! brother, thine eye is growing wild, and in a moment art thou passing from thy recent saneness back to frenzy.

    Orestes

  • I opened my lips, to offer a contradictory opinion; for my sense of the saneness of things, would not allow me to take the story literally; then I shut them again, without saying anything.

    The House on the Borderland

  • Nazi Germany and Hitler were the height of saneness.

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  • I crushed the last of our saneness up with my bank card and moved it into a perfect little line.

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  • His cheer squad would simply cheer louder and that would remove any semblance of doubt as to their saneness.

    Contributing to Behe's sense of martyrdom - The Panda's Thumb

  • IF YOU COULD PICK WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? teach physics, but i would lose my saneness because i would think all the students are retards. maybe be a childrens phycologist. then x now

    Heather

  • The reader is charmed at the saneness of this revived art and yet, here and there, he is surprised to discover, amid descriptions of nature that are full of humanity, disquieting flights towards the supernatural, distressing conjurations, veiled at first, of the most commonplace, the most vertiginous shuddering fits of fear, as old as the world and as eternal as the unknown.

    Une Vie

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