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sage
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
  • A man may, from various motives, decline to give his company, but perhaps not even a sage would be gratified that nobody missed him.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (79% in)
  • She paused on her way back to talk to old Master Bunney who was putting in some garden-seeds, and discoursed wisely with that rural sage about the crops that would make the most return on a perch of ground, and the result of sixty years' experience as to soils—namely, that if your soil was pretty mellow it would do, but if there came wet, wet, wet to make it all of a mummy, why then— Finding that the social spirit had beguiled her into being rather late, she dressed hastily and went...
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (54% in)

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