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sage
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Candide
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  • "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."
  • "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."

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  • 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.

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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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