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Definitions of sage

  1. having wisdom that comes with age and experience
  2. aromatic fresh or dried gray- green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
  3. a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
  4. of the gray- green color of sage leaves
  5. any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
  6. A suffruticose labiate plant ( Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
  7. The sagebrush.
  8. Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious.
  9. Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose.
  10. Grave; serious; solemn.
  11. A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.
  12. Wise; discerning; discriminating; of good judgment.
  13. A man of wisdom and age; a spicy garden herb; the sagebrush.
  14. Sagely.
  15. Sageness.
  16. See Salvia.
  17. An aromatic garden herb, so called from its supposed healing virtue.
  18. Discriminating, discerning, wise: well- judged.
  19. A sage or wise man: a man of gravity and wisdom.
  20. A wise man; an aromatic herb.
  21. Having calm, farseeing wisdom; prudent; wise; profound.
  22. A wise and venerable man.
  23. A plant of the mint family, used for flavoring meats, etc.
  24. Wise; sagacious; grave; proceeding from wisdom.
  25. A wise man; a man of gravity and tried wisdom of venerable age.
  26. An aromatic plant of the genus salvia, of medicinal qualities.
  27. Wise; prudent; proceedig from wisdom; grave; well- judged.
  28. A wise man; a man venerable in years, and renowned for wisdom and gravity; a grave philosopher.
  29. An aromatic garden herb, employed in cookery as a condiment, and in medicine.
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Usage examples for sage

  1. The presidency descended, by an overwhelming majority, to one of Jefferson's stanch friends and supporters, for whom he had paved the way- James Madison, also a Virginian, who had been his secretary of state for eight years, and who was himself to serve two terms, during which the influence of the " Sage of Monticello" was paramount. – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
  2. And further than that, the Sage of Shady Dale said not a word. – The Bishop and the Boogerman by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. The soft persuasion of the Roman sage! – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  4. Get some water and sage and put your blanket over me." – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  5. To this the great sage vouchsafed no reply save a contemptuous stare, and the red- headed gentleman observed that doubtless the Chinese language had changed a good deal in two thousand years. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  6. The sage, who is lord of his life, can never truly be said to suffer. – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  7. Yet forget not that it is not as Sage that you attend us. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. After walking some distance, had to ascend a path, which leading along a dividing wall, brought us over the roofs of the Chinese houses in the town below, and reminded us of the position of " Le diable boiteux" of Le Sage, although I doubted if we could have gained as much information as that personage did, had we possessed his powers. – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  9. What does the sage know of woman? – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  10. Going west, you pass through what seems an endless waste of sage- bush and sand. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  11. Any one might honor his parents, but the sage alone did it as the outcome of wisdom, because he alone possessed the art of life, the peculiar work of which was to do everything that was done as the result of the best disposition. – A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock
  12. A sage, you ask me? – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.
  13. Where is Mr. Sage? – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  14. Do you suppose- The speculations of either man ceased as both caught sight of a little dust cloud far off across the sage, steadily advancing down the slope. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  15. From leaf to leaf, from page to page, Guide thou thy pupil's look, And when he says, with aspect sage, " Who made this wondrous book?" – Poems by Sam G. Goodrich
  16. We camped there at Hilltop that night, and after a supper of fried sage- rabbit, corn cakes, and coffee, I rolled into the blankets and fell asleep without worrying about the morrow. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  17. When near the Holes, Mr. Hamilton, who was riding in advance, was shot by Indians concealed in the sage- brush. – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
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