from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a sapient manner; wisely; sagaciously; sagely.

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  • adverb In a sapient manner.

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  • adverb In a sapient manner.

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  • adverb in a shrewd manner


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sapient +‎ -ly


  • Under the circumstances, it was no time for sapiently deep thinkers.

    End of an Error

  • ‘Hm! — mm!’ hummed the little woman, sapiently nodding her head slowly up and down.

    The Captain's Doll

  • As Jessica had so sapiently remarked, had Lacey indicated that she would welcome it he would probably have been keen to take their relationship to a more personal level.

    A Cure For Love

  • But Scaurus was nodding sapiently, rhythmically, for quite a different reason.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Scaurus Princeps Senatus was nodding sapiently, rhythmically; to Marius it looked as if he was agreeing with every word spoken.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Mother -- still cycling, I expect '"Not at all likely," remarked his parent sapiently.

    Last April Fair

  • You simply can't think sapiently except in verbal symbols.

    The Fuzzy Papers

  • "Mean to say she only started thinking sapiently after Anne Sullivan taught her what words were?"

    The Fuzzy Papers

  • Oneal sapiently remarked at the Convention: "The time and conditions which favored the Russian revolution must be studied before we attempt to adopt them here."

    The Red Conspiracy

  • "If I say nothing, then I can't do any harm," he remarked, sapiently.

    The Crimson Blind


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