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sage
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • They were, doubtless, good men, just and sage.
  • If sages were ever wise in their own behoof, I might have foreseen all this.

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  • But, out of the whole human family, it would not have been easy to select the same number of wise and virtuous persons, who should be less capable of sitting in judgment on an erring woman’s heart, and disentangling its mesh of good and evil, than the sages of rigid aspect towards whom Hester Prynne now turned her face.
  • Or, as is more thy nature, be a scholar and a sage among the wisest and the most renowned of the cultivated world.

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as in: sage advice Define
profound wisdom; or one known for being wise
as in: the growing sage Define
a name for various plants including one used as a popular spice and another commonly called sagebrush or: the color of such plants (a shade of green with some hint of gray)
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