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sagacious
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
  • native sagacity, and a nameless something more,—let us call it intuition;
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (62% in)
sagacity = wisdom
  • Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels.
    Introductory (28% in)
  • He was not ill-fitted to be the head and representative of a community which owed its origin and progress, and its present state of development, not to the impulses of youth, but to the stern and tempered energies of manhood and the sombre sagacity of age; accomplishing so much, precisely because it imagined and hoped so little.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (47% in)
  • Doomed by his own choice, therefore, as Mr. Dimmesdale so evidently was, to eat his unsavoury morsel always at another's board, and endure the life-long chill which must be his lot who seeks to warm himself only at another's fireside, it truly seemed that this sagacious, experienced, benevolent old physician, with his concord of paternal and reverential love for the young pastor, was the very man, of all mankind, to be constantly within reach of his voice.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (75% in)

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