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sagacious
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
  • As for the bargain, it was wrinkled slyness and craft pitted against native truth and sagacity.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (58% in)
sagacity = wisdom
  • But, in spite of good Mr. Higginson's congratulatory eloquence, this appeared to be the one thing which Colonel Pyncheon, provident and sagacious as he was, had allowed to go at loose ends.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (53% in)
  • While she curiously examined its hereditary marks,—the peculiar speckle of its plumage, the funny tuft on its head, and a knob on each of its legs,—the little biped, as she insisted, kept giving her a sagacious wink.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (56% in)
  • This old reprobate was one of the sufferers when Cotton Mather, and his brother ministers, and the learned judges, and other wise men, and Sir William Phipps, the sagacious governor, made such laudable efforts to weaken the great enemy of souls, by sending a multitude of his adherents up the rocky pathway of Gallows Hill.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (6% in)
  • Men of his strength of purpose and customary sagacity, if they chance to adopt a mistaken opinion in practical matters, so wedge it and fasten it among things known to be true, that to wrench it out of their minds is hardly less difficult than pulling up an oak.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (21% in)
  • "Pretty good business!" quoth the sagacious Dixey,—"pretty good business!"
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (96% in)

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