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Definition someone recognized as especially knowledgeable in a particular field
  • 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.
savants = someone recognized as especially knowledgeable in a particular field
  • a political savant upon whom the candidate depends
  • I need a savant to act as an expert witness.
  • I know that, because I was there on duty, having to interview one of the savants of the Academy of Philadelphia, who was being feted there.
    Leroux, Gaston  --  The Mystery of the Yellow Room
  • Every body knows as much as the savant.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series
  • But have you reached the point, great savant as you are, of no longer believing in science?
    Hugo, Victor  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
  • I didn't know if he was the Messiah, or a savant who channeled texts he'd never read.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • His friends who were specialists and savants, occasionally—unmistakably from politeness—alluded to it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "Drilling troops and giving classes on the internal combustion engine to all the local savants," said Sam.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • An old savant! a botanist! an inoffensive man!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Only an idiot-savant, someone intoxicated with logarithms and railroad timetables, would know when the moon rises.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He's some kind of autistic savant when it comes to keg stands.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Writers, artists, and savants of America's progressive vanguard have, for years, passed through his living room, pollinating him and his two brothers.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Honour, then, to the generous savants!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Do you suppose that the real savant addresses himself stupidly to the mere individual?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Explain how the savants are treated.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Six years?" she asked, thinking he really was some kind of savant.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • But have you reached the point, great savant as you are, of no longer believing in science?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Marilyn vos Savant said that you should always change and pick the final door because the chances are 2 in 3 that there will be a car behind that door.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • The Dawsons smiled their appreciation of listening to a savant.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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