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sage 1

One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
adj. sag·er, sag·est
1. Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment.
2. Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment: sage advice.
3. Archaic Serious; solemn.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere, to be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

sage′ly adv.
sage′ness n.

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common sage
Salvia officinalis

sage 2

a. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia of the mint family, especially S. officinalis, having aromatic grayish-green leaves.
b. The leaves of S. officinalis used as a seasoning.
2. Any of various similar or related plants, chiefly in the mint family.
3. Sagebrush.

[Middle English sauge, from Old French, from Latin salvia, from salvus, healthy; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adv.1.sagely - in a wise manner; "she acted wisely when she invited her parents"
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[ˈseɪdʒlɪ] ADV (= wisely) → sabiamente; (= sensibly) → con cordura
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[ˈseɪdʒli] adv (= wisely) → sagement
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[ˈseɪdʒlɪ] advsaggiamente
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(seidʒ) noun
a wise man. the sages of past centuries.
wise. sage advice.
ˈsagely adverb
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References in classic literature ?
"Quite true; I had not thought of it," I replied, wagging my head sagely. "But have you thought of ordering the window-glass?
Thus spake the wanderer who called himself Zarathustra's shadow; and before any one answered him, he had seized the harp of the old magician, crossed his legs, and looked calmly and sagely around him:--with his nostrils, however, he inhaled the air slowly and questioningly, like one who in new countries tasteth new foreign air.
"Snow will be good for the wheat," observed the druggist sagely.
John merely pointed to him as he stood with his head bent forward, and his earnest gaze fixed closely on his questioner's face; and nodded sagely.
He could talk sagely about the world's old age, but never actually believed what he said; he was a young man still, and therefore looked upon the world--that gray-bearded and wrinkled profligate, decrepit, without being venerable--as a tender stripling, capable of being improved into all that it ought to be, but scarcely yet had shown the remotest promise of becoming.
It fully explained his eccentricities, John reflected sagely, as he mixed himself a grog.
"Ah, that's the secret," said Joan Durbeyfield sagely. "However, 'tis well to be kin to a coach, even if you don't ride in 'en." She dropped her public voice, and continued in a low tone to her husband: "I've been thinking since you brought the news that there's a great rich lady out by Trantridge, on the edge o' The Chase, of the name of d'Urberville."
Both gentlemen nodded sagely as they carved their apples.
These here revolve, or, as thou likest, at home, Till time mature thee to a kingdom's weight; These rules will render thee a king complete Within thyself, much more with empire joined." To whom our Saviour sagely thus replied:-- "Think not but that I know these things; or, think I know them not, not therefore am I short Of knowing what I ought.
"Thought he would," said Peg, nodding sagely. "I seen to that.
"No," he replied sagely; "your garden is not your duty, because it is your Pleasure."
A chorus of bystanders took up the shout of Count Smorltork's praise, shook their heads sagely, and unanimously cried, 'Very!'