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

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
sage
Used in
Candide
Go to Book Vocabulary
  • "We do not pray to Him," said the worthy sage; "we have nothing to ask of Him; He has given us all we need, and we return Him thanks without ceasing."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "It is a great pity," said Candide, "that the sage Pangloss was hanged contrary to custom at an auto-da-fe; he would tell us most amazing things in regard to the physical and moral evils that overspread earth and sea, and I should be able, with due respect, to make a few objections."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • After the earthquake had destroyed three-fourths of Lisbon, the sages of that country could think of no means more effectual to prevent utter ruin than to give the people a beautiful auto-da-fe_[6]; for it had been decided by the University of Coimbra, that the burning of a few people alive by a slow fire, and with great ceremony, is an infallible secret to hinder the earth from quaking.  (not reviewed by editor)

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

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