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
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  • 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.
  • From the Ministry of Defence, where he closeted himself for much of the time, there issued a steady flow of handouts extolling his sagacity and leadership.
  • The old man saw what the Cointets meant; and they took alarm at his clearsighted sagacity. Two Poets
  • The conception of the "drives," which ultimately brought the peace movement to a head, was an afterthought, which is commonly attributed in South Africa to the sagacity of that intrepid and versatile young cavalry leader, Colonel On the Heels of De Wet
  • Owing to long years of particular evolutionary sagacity in developing winged seeds to be wafted from the silky pappus of its ripe flowerheads over wide areas of land, [148] the Dandelion exhibits its handsome golden flowers in every field and on every ground plot throughout the whole of our country. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • In this case, Crimplesham, who is, in the words of an English classic, a man-of-infinite-resource-and-sagacity, correctly deduces that, of all people, the last whom we shall expect to find answering our advertisement is the criminal himself. Whose Body?
  • I admire your foresight and sagacity.
  • My experience has been that when professionalism is perceptive and determined, governmental sagacity helps in conflict resolution both in India and Pakistan.
  • [9] Mr. Spencer weakly argues that an advantageous attribute (such as swiftness, keen sight, courage, sagacity, strength, &c.) cannot be increased by natural selection unless it is "of greater importance, for the time being, than most of the other attributes"; and that natural selection cannot develop any one superiority when animals are equally preserved by "other superiorities. Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited? An Examination of the View Held by Spencer and Darwin
  • (whence our word apothecary) feeling my pulse and looking at me with an air of sagacity. Burlesques
  • Then as now, such discussions were not merely descriptive; after all, intelligence and sagacity are no easier to pin down than is consciousness.
  • It required a statesman's foresight and sagacity to make the decision.
  • a man of godlike sagacity
  • It wouldn't be right to say that my relationship with George has revealed to me the "sagacity" of animals. Excerpt: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This is surprising because Tamil Nadu, though small, is respected for the intellectual strength, political sagacity, legal acumen and moral rectitude of its people.
  • As you can see all those people will go on to have happy, successful lives if they just follow my words of wisdom and sagacity.
  • As the true sequence of events becomes plain, History revises our judgments in regard to political sagacity.
  • 'Is it my defect of spiritual experience, that while that weight of sagacity, which is the iron to the dart of genius, is needful to satisfy me, the undertone of another and a deeper knowledge does not please, does not command me? Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • But in the end he lacked the sagacity or the low cunning to do the one thing necessary.
  • The birds whose very element is the air, in which they are never at rest, yet show a steady sagacity, which God's people do not. times -- namely, of migrating, and of returning. my people -- This honorable title aggravates the unnatural perversity of the Jews towards their God. know not, &c. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Jane was cheered by his sagacity and quick eye for the ridiculous - a welcome change from pompous people like the Pyglings.
  • The author of Genesis wrote in a popular style things which without instruction, all ordinary persons, endued with common sense, are able to understand; but astronomers investigate with great labor whatever the sagacity of the human mind can comprehend. Ben Daniel: Science, the Bible, and the Vote to Ordain Gays
  • In 2002, FIFA's sagacity and wisdom was confirmed when teams from five different federations advanced to the quarter-finals.
  • Despite the great sagacity of his intellect and leadership, it may have occurred to him that after all he was used.
  • Her poems attest to her political sagacity and her lyrical mysticism.
  • We are ready to give ourselves credit for the sagacity of this conjecture; else we should be but ill disposed to pardon that oscitant appearance which such a dreamy disposition must give to the most valuable materials.
  • For that consider - able part of it, emending a corrupt text, there must be a certain sagacity, which is so distinguishing a quality in Dr. Bentley. Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century; comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F. S. A.
  • She was the first Kerne to be wed to royalty, and she had brought with her the sense and sagacity seemingly born to all of that fleetstate.
  • Dr. Gregory says, "As an administrator, he was unapproached in sagacity, aptitude, personal influence, and indefatigability ... his character was spotless. Great Britain and Her Queen
  • Pinchot's funny accent work is quite unexpectedly perfect for the Dupin stories, featuring as they do the semi-hysterical Prefect of the Paris police, "G____," who is wont to burst into peals of lunatic laughter whenever Dupin calls his sagacity into question. Boing Boing
  • What he undertook he has well enough performed, but as he neither attempts judicial nor emendatory criticism, he employs rather his memory than his sagacity. Preface to Shakespeare
  • There are few better guides for a young man than this book of homely sagacity, which is wisdom about the world without being tainted by the bad sort of worldly wisdom. Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Kings Chapters VIII to End and Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Esther, Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes
  • I hesitate to record the many other instances of his sagacity.
  • To Daniel he gave a double portion; he had understanding in visions and dreams; he knew how to interpret dreams, as Joseph, not by rules of art, such as are pretended to be given by the oneirocritics, but by a divine sagacity and wisdom which God gave him. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)
  • Sagacity, unlike cleverness, may increase with age.
  • Many of our men of speculation, instead of exploding general prejudices, employ their sagacity to discover the latent wisdom which prevails in them.
  • But in the end he lacked the sagacity or the low cunning to do the one thing necessary.
  • We have sometimes questioned the Bush administration's political sagacity, but I think it's safe to assume that they are nowhere near that dumb.
  • And _All elephants are sagacious_ does not limit sagacity to elephants: regarding 'sagacious' as possibly denoting many animals of many species that exhibit the quality, this proposition is equivalent to '_All elephants are_ some _sagacious animals_.' Logic Deductive and Inductive
  • At the same time this coarseness of taste did not blunt his intellectual sagacity.
  • Is it not singular that these animals, not usually wanting in sagacity or courage, should when threatened by fire so quietly submit to their fate without making a single effort to escape? Life in the Rocky Mountains
  • Charity knows no adversary; sagacity breeds no worry.
  • Criscantoi Vaz was a sturdy-spirited man of much presence, of great sagacity, of considerable quiet strength. KING OF DREAMS
  • Miss Margland, extremely piqued, vented her spleen in oblique sarcasms, and sought to heal her offended pride by appeals for justice to her sagacity and foresight in the whole business. Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth
  • His great compeer, Henry the Seventh, did not hasten to adopt the same project submitted to him by Bartholomew Columbus, sent into England [8] for that purpose by his brother Christopher; and it has not been thought to derogate from the English king's sagacity. The Life of Columbus
  • Unlike the domesticated animal, whose chief characteristics are cowardice, stupidity, and apathy, the wild variety is remarkable for its sagacity and admirably developed senses.
  • It confirmed the popular conception that he's a man of strong convictions but limited political sagacity.
  • He spoke with a rare sagacity, which is a remarkable gift in a nation who exhibit more intellect in their conduct than in their conversation. Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2) Or Italy
  • More boldly still, a pamphlet appeared in Charleston, under the signature of "Achates," arguing with remarkable sagacity and force against the whole system of slave-labor _in towns_; and proposing that all slaves in Charleston should be sold or transferred to the plantations, and their places supplied by white labor. Black Rebellion Five Slave Revolts
  • Scientists, development agencies and policy-makers (and now of course the United Nations) seem to have derived their futuristic vision from the political sagacity of Mrs. Gandhi.
  • Hindoo pothukoor (whence our word apothecary) feeling my pulse and looking at me with an air of sagacity. Burlesques
  • Their gentleness and sagacity, their kindness to their wives and loyalty to their families has been misconstrued.
  • Carthaginians called sagacity, and the Romans treachery and cunning, determined not to see these messengers. Hannibal Makers of History
  • While she brings experience and sagacity, such a slim volume on such large topic demands a few leaps of faith, notwithstanding the appended 56 pages of interesting notes and comments.
  • You might well reflect that this lacks sagacity and regard it as, from their point of view, a suboptimal selection. Times, Sunday Times
  • Who that has known a man quick and shrewd to see dispassionately the inner history, the reason and the ends, of the combinations of society, and at the same time eloquent to tell of them, with a hold on the attention gained by a certain quaint force and sagacity resident in no other man, can find it difficult to understand why men still resort to Montesquieu? How Books Become Immortal
  • This difficulty was abolished by the kindness and sagacity of Mr Atkinson, who had been my adviser throughout.
  • The gym-cum-spa where I currently sweat has a habit of posting Motivational Quotes in unavoidable places - little drumbeats of sagacity, affixed over the water cooler.
  • For it hath to do both in knowledge and opinion, and is necessary and assisting to all our other intellectual faculties, and indeed contains two of them, viz. sagacity and illation. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • In issuing the ruling, board members might have opened a flip-top can of sagacity but they took only the slightest sip before putting it down.
  • Not that good sense alone will be sufficient j for that conbiderable part of it, emending a comipt text, there must be a certain sagacity, which is siO dis - tinguishing a quality in Dr. Bentley. Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century; comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F. S. A.

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