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She had some secret on her mind, which utterly baffled even the Jew's paternal sagacity.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The prompt reply of Madame Roland displayed even more than her characteristic sagacity.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
He expressed the most profound admiration for the talents, energy, and sagacity of Madame Roland.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Calmet, whose judgment and sagacity are known to every one, says that she might be his niece.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Human sagacity cannot explain these facts as they exist to-day, much less could it foretell them three thousand years ago.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
Thus an imitation of sagacity becomes pretentious affectation.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
But the most remarkable evidence of his instinct, sagacity, or reason is one which is not commonly mentioned by naturalists.
HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 30, 1880VARIOUS
I am saved, thanks to my own sagacity, to my prudent, far-seeing nose that smells danger ahead.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
Paul Newland had closely followed him; he made up by resolution and sagacity for what he wanted in strength.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Notwithstanding his extreme peril, he calculated his chances with perfect coolness and with a sagacity which was admirable.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
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WORDS RELATED TO SAGACITY

  • acumen
  • click
  • comprehension
  • discernment
  • divination
  • drift
  • intuition
  • judgment
  • observation
  • penetration
  • perception
  • perceptivity
  • perspicacity
  • sagaciousness
  • sagacity
  • sageness
  • sapience
  • shrewdness
  • understanding
  • vision
  • wavelength
  • wisdom
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