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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.†   (source)
  • It was as if through a living tableau, in which I myself was a participant, there were being acted out all the answers to the questions with which I had half maddened myself ever since I began secretly reading marriage manuals and sweated over the pages of Havelock Ellis and other sexual savants.†   (source)
  • "Drilling troops and giving classes on the internal combustion engine to all the local savants," said Sam.†   (source)
  • a political savant upon whom the candidate depends
  • "What do you think I am," Alessandro asked, "an idiot-savant?†   (source)
  • I was almost an idiot-savant, but I didn't succeed.†   (source)
  • Lots of people wrote to the magazine to say that Marilyn vos Savant was wrong, even when she explained very carefully why she was right.†   (source)
  • But Marilyn vos Savant was right.†   (source)
  • And this column was written by Marilyn vos Savant and in the magazine it said that she had the highest IQ in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records Hall of Fame.†   (source)
  • You're an idiot-savant.†   (source)
  • For at least a minute, perhaps longer, I shuddered and heaved in the throes of a pulmonary spasm, having had in the meantime to endure the humiliation of submitting to Nathan in the role of medical savant: "You've got a regular smoker's cough there, Cracker.†   (source)
  • They had lacked what our good savants were later to call proper control.†   (source)
  • The Dawsons smiled their appreciation of listening to a savant.†   (source)
  • Do you suppose that the real savant addresses himself stupidly to the mere individual?†   (source)
  • But have you reached the point, great savant as you are, of no longer believing in science?†   (source)
  • "He must be a savant," answered Alyosha; "but I confess I can't tell you much about him, either.†   (source)
  • As a general rule one savant greets another with coolness.†   (source)
  • I've heard of him as a savant, but what sort I don't know.†   (source)
  • Therefore the savants are wrong by 2,705 deg.†   (source)
  • Several savants of the French Institute, and amongst them MM.†   (source)
  • But the savants of the sixteenth century generally wrote in Latin.†   (source)
  • Babbitt had a good deal of honest pride in being the neighbor of such a savant, and in Ted's intimacy with Eunice Littlefield.†   (source)
  • As it was, he could be compared with nothing known to men, save that newest discovery of the savants, a substance which emits energy for an unlimited time, without being itself in the least diminished in power.†   (source)
  • The would-be black savant was confronted by the paradox that the knowledge his people needed was a twice-told tale to his white neighbors, while the knowledge which would teach the white world was Greek to his own flesh and blood.†   (source)
  • The savants stared at her ignorance.†   (source)
  • Though Babbitt admired this savant, and appreciated Sidney Finkelstein as "a mighty smart buyer and a good liberal spender," it was to Vergil Gunch that he turned with enthusiasm.†   (source)
  • In the entrance-hall stood the larger figures of the Greco-Buddhist sculptures done, savants know how long since, by forgotten workmen whose hands were feeling, and not unskilfully, for the mysteriously transmitted Grecian touch.†   (source)
  • I thought he was so learned, such a savant, and all of a sudden he behaved so warmly, openly, and youthfully, with such youthful inexperience, and it was all so fine, like you....And the way he repeated that German verse, it was just like you!†   (source)
  • He obstinately refused the nutritious food of the whole ox family, and even to the present hour, now that he is established in all the scientific dignity and security of a savant in one of the maritime towns, he turns his back with a shudder on those delicious and unrivalled viands, that are so often seen at the suppers of the craft, and which are unequalled by any thing, that is served under the same name, at the boasted chop-houses of London, or at the most renowned of the Parisian restaurants.†   (source)
  • His friends who were specialists and savants, occasionally—unmistakably from politeness—alluded to it.†   (source)
  • An old savant!†   (source)
  • Honour, then, to the generous savants!†   (source)
  • Faria had dug his way through fifty feet, Dantes would dig a hundred; Faria, at the age of fifty, had devoted three years to the task; he, who was but half as old, would sacrifice six; Faria, a priest and savant, had not shrunk from the idea of risking his life by trying to swim a distance of three miles to one of the islands—Daume, Rattonneau, or Lemaire; should a hardy sailer, an experienced diver, like himself, shrink from a similar task; should he, who had so often for mere amusement's sake plunged to the bottom of the sea to fetch up the bright coral branch, hesitate to entertain the same project?†   (source)
  • We are not savants, coxcombs, fops!†   (source)
  • But underlying this thought, the first and most simple one, no doubt, there was in our opinion another, newer one, a corollary of the first, less easy to perceive and more easy to contest, a view as philosophical and belonging no longer to the priest alone but to the savant and the artist.†   (source)
  • On the way he thought no more of money, but mused on the introduction that awaited him to the Petersburg savant, a writer on sociology, and what he would say to him about his book.†   (source)
  • But, hardly had the oedema gone down to some extent, than the two savants thought fit to put back the limb in the apparatus, strapping it tighter to hasten matters.†   (source)
  • Mademoiselle Grauben was an accomplished mineralogist; she could have taught a few things to a savant.†   (source)
  • Why that is the name of another Icelander, a savant of the sixteenth century, a celebrated alchemist!†   (source)
  • Yes, Axel, a journey worthy of the nephew of a savant; it is a good thing for a man to be distinguished by some great enterprise.†   (source)
  • The curator of this curious establishment, in which wonders are gathered together out of which the ancient history of the country might be reconstructed by means of its stone weapons, its cups and its jewels, was a learned savant, the friend of the Danish consul at Hamburg, Professor Thomsen.†   (source)
  • "Those alchemists," he resumed, "Avicenna, Bacon, Lully, Paracelsus, were the real and only savants of their time.†   (source)
  • From that day forth the Professor was the most glorious of savants, and I was the happiest of men; for my pretty Virlandaise, resigning her place as ward, took her position in the old house on the Konigstrasse in the double capacity of niece to my uncle and wife to a certain happy youth.†   (source)
  • THE PROFESSOR IN HIS CHAIR AGAIN To understand this apostrophe of my uncle's, made to absent French savants, it will be necessary to allude to an event of high importance in a palaeontological point of view, which had occurred a little while before our departure.†   (source)
  • Well, I will tell you that true savants, amongst them Poisson, have demonstrated that if a heat of 360,000 degrees [1] existed in the interior of the globe, the fiery gases arising from the fused matter would acquire an elastic force which the crust of the earth would be unable to resist, and that it would explode like the plates of a bursting boiler.†   (source)
  • The compiler of this pamphlet is a savant bearing the fine old British name of Herman H. B. Meyer.†   (source)
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