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  • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
  • her sapient arguments
  • the sapient Queen
  • Yet as the irrefutable and sapient Tisroc has said it is very grievous to be constrained to keep our hands off such a dainty dish as Narnia.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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  • Here is none of your heavy-sides, a student who studies, a greenhorn pedant, strong on letters, theology, science, and sapience, one of those dull wits cut by the square; a pin by profession.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was no just and sapient counselor, in its last analysis.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • I felt sarcastical, so I said: "Oh, sapient servant of the law, condescend to tell us, then, what you know."
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • So sang the Hierarchies: Mean while the Son On his great expedition now appeared, Girt with Omnipotence, with radiance crowned Of Majesty Divine; sapience and love Immense, and all his Father in him shone.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Was it that his eccentric unsentimental old sapience, primitive in its kind, saw or thought it saw something which, in contrast with the war-ship’s environment, looked oddly incongruous in the Handsome Sailor?
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The Calormene bowed and replied, in the pompous Calormene way: "Most sapient Mouthpiece of Aslan, The Tisroc (may he-live-forever) is wholly of one mind with your lordship in this judicious plan."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle

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  • Is it enough? or, must I, while a thrill Lives in your sapient bosoms, cheat you still?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • It is possible that they were not sapient by human or Core standards.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Universally that person’s acumen is esteemed very little perceptive concerning whatsoever matters are being held as most profitably by mortals with sapience endowed to be studied who is ignorant of that which the most in doctrine erudite and certainly by reason of that in them high mind’s ornament deserving of veneration constantly maintain when by general consent they affirm that other circumstances being equal by no exterior splendour is the prosperity of a nation more efficaciously…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • At the bottom of his heart he had often had a feeling of pity for this unhappy young man who suffered so; and he laid the request of number 34 before the governor; but the latter sapiently imagined that Dantes wished to conspire or attempt an escape, and refused his request.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • ’Perhaps,’ I said sapiently, ’you doubt her being really a Russian.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • ] Thou, sapient sir, sit here.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • The king my father, who was called Tinacrio the Sapient, was very learned in what they call magic arts, and became aware by his craft that my mother, who was called Queen Jaramilla, was to die before he did, and that soon after he too was to depart this life, and I was to be left an orphan without father or mother.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Ten hundred thousand stories tell I can Notable of your untruth and brittleness * *inconstancy O Solomon, richest of all richess, Full fill’d of sapience and worldly glory, Full worthy be thy wordes of memory To every wight that wit and reason can.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Prudence & Sapience, With Their Difference As, much Experience, is Prudence; so, is much Science, Sapience.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Prudence & Sapience, With Their Difference As, much Experience, is Prudence; so, is much Science, Sapience.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • O sovran, virtuous, precious of all trees In Paradise! of operation blest To sapience, hitherto obscured, infamed.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • She stared at him open-mouthed, and he nodded sapiently.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • And therefore if ye govern you by sapience, put away sorrow out of your heart.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Cecilie may eke be said in this mannere, Wanting of blindness, for her greate light Of sapience, and for her thewes* clear.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • *the only true poverty is sin* Juvenal saith of povert’ merrily: The poore man, when he goes by the way Before the thieves he may sing and play <13> Povert’ is hateful good,<14> and, as I guess, A full great *bringer out of business;* *deliver from trouble* A great amender eke of sapience To him that taketh it in patience.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Eve, now I see thou art exact of taste, And elegant, of sapience no small part; Since to each meaning savour we apply, And palate call judicious; I the praise Yield thee, so well this day thou hast purveyed.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • But to make their difference appeare more cleerly, let us suppose one man endued with an excellent naturall use, and dexterity in handling his armes; and another to have added to that dexterity, an acquired Science, of where he can offend, or be offended by his adversarie, in every possible posture, or guard: The ability of the former, would be to the ability of the later, as Prudence to Sapience; both usefull; but the later infallible.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • …him, which will be only to bring him face to face with Pandafilando of the Scowl, that he may slay him and restore to me what has been unjustly usurped by him: for all this must come to pass satisfactorily since my good father Tinacrio the Sapient foretold it, who likewise left it declared in writing in Chaldee or Greek characters (for I cannot read them), that if this predicted knight, after having cut the giant’s throat, should be disposed to marry me I was to offer myself at once…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • * *bounteous O bush unburnt, burning in Moses’ sight, That ravished’st down from the deity, Through thy humbless, the ghost that in thee light; <4> Of whose virtue, when he thine hearte light,* *lightened, gladdened Conceived was the Father’s sapience; Help me to tell it to thy reverence.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Nearer he drew, and many a walk traversed Of stateliest covert, cedar, pine, or palm; Then voluble and bold, now hid, now seen, Among thick-woven arborets, and flowers Imbordered on each bank, the hand of Eve: Spot more delicious than those gardens feigned Or of revived Adonis, or renowned Alcinous, host of old Laertes’ son; Or that, not mystick, where the sapient king Held dalliance with his fair Egyptian spouse.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • *qualities Or elles, lo, this maiden’s name bright Of heaven and Leos <7> comes, for which by right Men might her well the heaven of people call, Example of good and wise workes all; For Leos people in English is to say; And right as men may in the heaven see The sun and moon, and starres every way, Right so men ghostly,* in this maiden free, *spiritually Sawen of faith the magnanimity, And eke the clearness whole of sapience, And sundry workes bright of excellence.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Placebo said; "O January, brother, Full little need have ye, my lord so dear, Counsel to ask of any that is here: But that ye be so full of sapience, That you not liketh, for your high prudence, To waive* from the word of Solomon.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
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