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sage
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’Poisonous toadstools don’t change their spots,’ said Ron sagely.
  • ’She clearly wanted to avoid another scene like Trelawney’s,’ said Ernie Macmillan sagely, squeezing over to join them.

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  • They did indeed burn sage and mallowsweet there on the classroom floor, and Firenze told them to look for certain shapes and symbols in the pungent fumes, but he seemed perfectly unconcerned that not one of them could see any of the signs he described, telling them that humans were hardly ever good at this, that it took centaurs years and years to become competent, and finished by telling them that it was foolish to put too much faith in such things, anyway, because even centaurs…

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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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