To see all instances of the word
sage
used in
Middlemarch
please enable javascript.

sage
Used in
Middlemarch
Go to Book Vocabulary
  • A man may, from various motives, decline to give his company, but perhaps not even a sage would be gratified that nobody missed him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She paused on her way back to talk to old Master Bunney who was putting in some garden-seeds, and discoursed wisely with that rural sage about the crops that would make the most return on a perch of ground, and the result of sixty years' experience as to soils—namely, that if your soil was pretty mellow it would do, but if there came wet, wet, wet to make it all of a mummy, why then— Finding that the social spirit had beguiled her into being rather late, she dressed hastily and went…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In fact, if that convenient vehicle had existed in the days of the Seven Sages, one of them would doubtless have remarked, that you can know little of women by following them about in their pony-phaetons.  (not reviewed by editor)

To see samples from other sources, click a sense of the word below:
as in: sage advice
as in: the growing sage
To see an overview of word senses, click here.

Go to Book Vocabulary
VerbalWorkout.com Learn more easily.   Think more clearly.   Express more effectively.