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as in: sage advice Define
profound wisdom; or one known for being wise
  • Some call Warren Buffett the "Sage of Omaha".
  • I take a deep breath as I soak in even more sage advice from her.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed

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  • great thinkers and sages
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • That’s the teaching of our sages.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • by which the fools steal the wisdom of the sages.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Some of the people are saying the Eight sages took you away to teach you magic,
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • ...said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • the author of my history was no sage, but some ignorant chatterer
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Two-Bit nodded sagely.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • His notable little wife ... had enough to do to attend to her housekeeping and manage her poultry; for, as she sagely observed, ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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  • The sage started, and bent his head aside, as if to catch the fleeting sounds of some passing melody.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  The Last of The Mohicans
  • "A marvellously sage plan," said Fitzurse, "and, as I think, not entirely of thine own device."
    Scott, Walter  --  Ivanhoe
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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)
  • He served leg of lamb with sage and thyme.
  • Sage and thyme, and mint and two onions, and some parsley.
    Potter, Beatrix  --  The Original Peter Rabbit Books

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  • I’d mash the beans with roasted garlic and sage and serve them on toasted rounds of homemade sourdough bread.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Sea-foam green and sage, that’s what you should look for, classic and feminine.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • ...a great variety of herb and root odors were almost hidden by the smell of mountain sage and something as ordinary as curry powder.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • A horseman showed dark on the sky-line, then merged into the color of the sage.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • A cool wind blew in from the desert, rustling the sage,
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • For centuries eucalyptus has been used by the American Indians for healing, protection, and purification, just as they used white sage to drive out negative spirits, energies, and influences.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • The heavy smell of sage slipped down the hill.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • You’re supposed to use sage to clear out negative energy before you use sweet grass.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked

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  • They’re puffing and sweating by the time they break out of the sage into our bald yard.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • "She thinks sage and onions is vulgar," said Irais languidly; "but it isn’t, it is very good."
    Von Arnim, Elizabeth  --  Elizabeth and her German Garden
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  • Hence one of the Sanskrit terms for sage is mini, "the silent one."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • If you have any sage words of feminine advice.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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  • He felt a little like a bartender in a TV show, dispensing sage advice.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • In the spice locker they found peppercorns, cloves, and cinnamon, mustard seeds, coriander, sage and clary sage and parsley, blocks of salt.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • I crawl into my bed, which is covered in a sage-green floral-print comforter just like the one in my bedroom at home.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Do you think you could find me some wild sage?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Kayla and Austin nodded sagely.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It smelled of clean linen and dried sage.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Charles Wallace nodded sagely.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Vivienne, on the other hand, had a sager aura about her and I couldn’t help but feel some sort of reverence toward her.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire

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  • They were, doubtless, good men, just and sage.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Sententious sage! so it is: but I swear by my household gods not to abuse it.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Mrs. Epanchin put these questions hastily and brusquely, and when the prince answered she nodded her head sagely at each word he said.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • The saints and sages in history—but you yourself?
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Unknown sages had invented rimes which enabled them to memorize.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • ’Poisonous toadstools don’t change their spots,’ said Ron sagely.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Instead of pursuing any weightier topic, Uncle Venner was pleased to favor Hepzibah with some sage counsel in her shop-keeping capacity.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He nodded so sagely that everyone suspected a personal experience of his own.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • I know all that better than all these sage and experienced counsellors and monitors….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • "Mais, assez puissant!" said the other porter sagely.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I sat there nodding sagely.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Which was why his dad and his older sister, Sage, were down at their stand selling fresh eggs, goat’s milk, honey, and his mother’s homemade jams.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • "Ah, that’s the secret," said Joan Durbeyfield sagely.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • And he, for all his grey years and sage experience, behaved quite as puppyishly and even a little more foolishly.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • This is so, say the sages, for man must work off his burden of Karma if he is to achieve enlightenment.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • I am no sage that I can answer such questions.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Sage and cactus and tumble-weeds here and there, all looking scraggly and half.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • It’s a mystery, then, how people can have premonitions while sleeping, how they can do something unconsciously that has defeated our greatest sages.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Their tasteless tooth will tear and taint The poet, patriot, sage or saint, Nor sparing wit nor learning.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Uncle Press turned to me and with the sincerity of a sage teacher imparting golden words of wisdom, he said, "There are no problems, only challenges."
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Like the herb, clary sage.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • We exit from the park at Gardiner, where not much rain seems to fall, because the mountainsides show only grass and sage in the twilight.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Then Judith nodded sagely.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Talk to that noble sage at Pylos, Nestor, then go to Menelaos, the red-haired king at Sparta, last man home of all the Akhaians.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He didn’t have any frankincense, so sage, which grew in abundance in the surrounding mountains, would have to do.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • This we passed as if hard ground; through seven gates I entered with these sages; we came to a meadow of fresh verdure.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Behold the beast because of which I turned; help me against her, famous sage, for she makes any veins and pulses tremble.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "I am," but quotes some saint or sage.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Pedro pretended he’d come in for a glass of lime water with sage, quickly got it, and left the kitchen.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • "These mountain women take a lot of killing," said Jeff Spaugh sagely.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • While this romance is an independent story, yet readers of "Riders of the Purple Sage" will find in it an answer to a question often asked.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • Far away little puffs of dust rose above the white sage, and creeping specks moved at a snail’s pace.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • When Dale turned off the road into the low brush or sage of what seemed a level plain, the traveling was harder, rougher, and yet no slower.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Aunt Mary shook her gray head sagely.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The enlightened sages who understood the true power of this wisdom learned to fear its awesome potential.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Inside these brotherhoods, they shared their wisdom only with the properly initiated, passing the wisdom from sage to sage.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • There were sage nods and at least one hallelujah in the overcrowded kitchen.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Near the chair, dressed for dinner in a cool green gown the color of sage leaves, was the queen of Attolia.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • He’s seen more Indians that turned out to be sage bushes than any man I know.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • The live oaks got a crusty look and the sage-brush was gray.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
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