[ UK /sˈævənt/ ]
[ US /səˈvɑnt/ ]
NOUN
  1. someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
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How To Use savant In A Sentence

  • All the whole human drift, from the first ape-man to the last savant, is but a phantom, a flash of light and a flutter of movement across the infinite face of the starry night. THE HUMAN DRIFT
  • A number of European savants are at present occupied with this literature and Sir Denison Ross (to whom I am indebted for much information) contemplates the publication of an Uigur text of Book I found in Central Asia. Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2
  • It is not enough for a few savants to be privy to esoteric mathematical knowledge for that knowledge to be influential in a wider culture.
  • C n'est qu'une confusion perpetuelle de la gourmandise proprement dite avec la gloutonnerie et la voracité: d'où j'ai conclu que les lexicographes, quoique très-estimables d'ailleurs, ne sont pas de ces savants aimables qui embouchent avec grace une aile de perdrix au suprême pour l'arroser, le petit doigt en l'air, d'un verre de vin de Laffitte ou de clos Vougeout. Notes on 'Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire'
  • The very genre of the scientific autobiography is a 19 th-century invention: we learn about the lives of 18 th-century savants from eulogies, not confessions.
  • Bent over their computers, thirty savants were absorbed in equations of the ninety-fifth degree.
  • Adesmy, moreover, was by the Belgian savant said to be homologous when it occurred between members of the same whorl, _e. g._ between the sepals of an ordinary monosepalous calyx, or heterologous when the separation took place between members of different whorls, as when the calyx is detached from the ovary, &c. Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • Maier is among an estimated 50 people in the world recognized as prodigious savants whose abilities are as remarkable as their limitations.
  • The opinion of savants on the composition of the lunar surface.
  • It involved not only building a library, but inviting savants from all over the Greek world to live in Alexandria.
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