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 Meanings and Examples of SAGACIOUS
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sagacious
 a.  perceptive; shrewd; having insight
Classic Sentence:
1  But this same bone is not in the tail; it is in the head, which is a sad mistake for a sagacious lawyer like Prynne.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
2  When they issued from beneath its concealment, they found the scout awaiting their appearance nigh by, and the only salutation between them was the significant gesture for silence, made by their sagacious leader.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
3  The day began to dawn as they entered the clearing which had been formed by those sagacious and industrious animals.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
4  His actions had been sagacious things.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  It was like an intuition; he comprehended it with his clear and sagacious promptitude.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—THENARDIER AND HIS MANOEUVRES
6  Joly had a trick of touching his nose with the tip of his cane, which is an indication of a sagacious mind.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
7  The most sagacious, the calmest, the most profound, decipher slowly, and when they arrive with their text, the task has long been completed; there are already twenty translations on the public place.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
8  Between these four ways, a less sagacious man would have remained undecided.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—HE ALSO BEARS HIS CROSS
9  Perhaps this was an agreeable excitement to the donkey-boys; or perhaps the more sagacious of the donkeys, understanding how the case stood, delighted with constitutional obstinacy in coming that way.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
10  The manager was switching his leg with a slender twig: his sagacious relative lifted his head.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
11  For to effect a gradual reform requires a sagacious man who can discern mischief while it is still remote and in the germ.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII.
12  But if these suspicions were really his, he sagaciously refrained from verbally expressing them, however his actions might seem to hint them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 130. The Hat.
Example Sentence:
1  My father was a sagacious judge of character: he could spot a phony a mile away.