sagely

[ UK /sˈe‍ɪd‍ʒli/ ]
ADVERB
  1. in a wise manner
    she acted wisely when she invited her parents
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How To Use sagely In A Sentence

  • Fox anchors Julie Banderas and CNN refugee Bill Hemmer hugged on camera to greet the new year, after which Hemmer, confetti in his hair and in his throat, raspily sang along to "New York, New York" and sagely declared that "There are so many important world events happening all over the globe. Eric Williams: Right Like Me
  • Snaff goggled for a moment into the darkness, then nodded sagely. GuildWars Edge of Destiny
  • Susan nodded sagely as if what I had said was profoundly significant.
  • Suttie intercuts this bittersweet tale with scenes from her own romantic history, sagely advising the audience to think twice before making a five-foot tall papier-mache penguin for your loved one. Edinburgh fringe comedy roundup
  • That government governs best that governs least", Americans will nod sagely to each other, or, similarly, "Keep the government's nose out of my business".
  • The conference will be chock full with academic jargon and sagely nodding eggheads, but it is all free.
  • Agricola by men of experience, that never had any captain more sagely chosen his stations for commodiousness and situation; for that no place of strength founded by him, was ever taken by violence, or abandoned upon articles or despair. The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus; With His Account of Germany, and Life of Agricola
  • That judicious senate, very sagely perpending the reasons of his perplexity, sent him word to summon her personally to compear before him a precise hundred years thereafter, to answer to some interrogatories touching certain points which were not contained in the verbal defence. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • Prospective police bike-riders are sagely advised to wear padded shorts "for in-saddle comfort" and reminded to eat and drink enough.
  • Asian teachers tried to disavail people of the notion that an acid trip was enlightenment, and we nodded sagely. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
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