sagacity

[ suh-gas-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF sagacity
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The Scotch officer admired his sagacity in detecting this adventurer.

After the incident of the birds and cage, my sagacity was for some time at fault.

I do believe your sagacity did not deceive you; for some such thing occurred!

And yet the only magic has been her vigilance, her courage, her sagacity.

I had a view, moreover, to give her an high opinion of her own sagacity.

But I need not tell you this, for you have the sagacity to comprehend it all yourself.

At twenty-four he had the sagacity, the prudence, the reserve of a man of fifty.

This will not decrease his opinion of your sagacity and firmness.

The doubloons in the yawl would have been lost but for the sagacity of Mulford.

But Uncas, with Indian sagacity, led the party on the trail.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from Middle French sagacité, from Latin sagacitatem (nominative sagacitas) "keenness of perception, quality of being acute," from sagax (genitive sagacis) "of quick perception, acute," related to sagus "prophetic," sagire "perceive keenly," from PIE root *sag- "to track down, trace, seek" (cf. Old English secan "to seek;" see seek). Also used 17c.-18c. of animals, meaning "acute sense of smell."

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