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  • We knew there’s no keeping a born scholar ignorant, and at heart, I think, we didn’t really want to, but we were nervous, even frightened, at the statistics on child pedants and academic weisenheimers who grow up into faculty-recreation-room savants.
  • In general, listeners were divided into two, curiously restive camps: those who held that the Glasses were a bunch of insufferably "superior" little bastards that should have been drowned or gassed at birth, and those who held that they were bona-fide underage wits and savants, of an uncommon, if unenviable, order.

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  • I couldn’t understand the savants’ discussion, but I did assist in finding the solution by providing food and locking them in the room until they reached a consensus.
  • a political savant upon whom the candidate depends

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