[ UK /sæɡˈæsɪti/ ]
  1. the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
  2. the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
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How To Use sagacity In A Sentence

  • Marcus Antonius, commonly called Mark Antony, was a celebrated Roman general and successful politician, who was born in 83 B.C. His grandfather, on his mother's side, was L. Julius C.esar, and it is thought that to Mark's sagacity in his selection of a mother, much of his subsequent success was due. Remarks
  • Sir Thomas had indeed proposed to her at the ball, an event which reflected great credit on her mama's sagacity, if not upon her skill in contrivance; I rather incline to the belief that she had first laid her plans, and then predicted their success. Agnes Grey
  • The word "serendipity" comes from the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip," whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of. Kari Stoever: 720 Saturdays and a Silver Dollar
  • He applauded their sense of humour, their sagacity, their enjoyment of beautiful things, and their immensely civilized love of culture and learning.
  • For the first offence, he was banished to his appanage of Dauphine, which he governed with much sagacity; for the second he was driven into absolute exile, and forced to throw himself on the mercy, and almost on the charity, of the Duke of Burgundy and his son; where he enjoyed hospitality, afterwards indifferently requited, until the death of his father in 1461. Quentin Durward
  • He [1] was indeede a man of extraordinary parts, a pleasant witt, a greate understandinge, which pierced into and decerned the purposes of other men with wounderfull sagacity, whilst he had himselfe vultum clausum, that no man could make a guesse of what he intended; he was of a temper not to be mooved, and of rare dissimulation, and could comply when it was not seasonable to contradicte without loosinge grounde by the condescention, and if he were not superiour to M'r Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles
  • Neither have our brother's sagacity and prudence been less in repute among his brethren than his valour and discipline; in so much, that knights, both in eastern and western lands, have named De Bois-Guilbert as one who may well be put in nomination as successor to this batoon, when it shall please Heaven to release us from the toil of bearing it. Ivanhoe
  • You, brother, who have so much sagacity, will discern that this disproportionate preference argues an ill-regulated mind; but she is fortunate in her preceptress. Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte
  • It cannot be possible that a man of that sagacity should be associated with such a crackbrained scheme.
  • Those notabilities included one horse's acceptance of only one rider, and another horse's sagacity at any chance to break away whenever an unfamiliar rider was attempting to dismount.
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