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sage
used in The Scarlet Letter

4 uses
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Definition
profound wisdom; or one known for being wise
  • But, out of the whole human family, it would not have been easy to select the same number of wise and virtuous persons, who should be less capable of sitting in judgment on an erring woman's heart, and disentangling its mesh of good and evil, than the sages of rigid aspect towards whom Hester Prynne now turned her face.
    Chapter 3 — The Recognition (50% in)
sages = wise people
  • They were, doubtless, good men, just and sage.
    Chapter 3 — The Recognition (49% in)
  • sage = wise
  • If sages were ever wise in their own behoof, I might have foreseen all this.
    Chapter 4 — The Interview (56% in)
  • sages = wise people
  • Or, as is more thy nature, be a scholar and a sage among the wisest and the most renowned of the cultivated world.
    Chapter 17 — The Pastor and his Parishioner (94% in)
sage = wise person
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