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sagacity
 n.  quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Besides, I found that my understanding improved so much with every day's experience that I was unwilling to commence this undertaking until a few more months should have added to my sagacity.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
2  I had sagacity enough to discover that the unnatural hideousness of my person was the chief object of horror with those who had formerly beheld me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
3  Margaret's sagacity was not always displayed in a way so satisfactory to her sister.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
4  'I cannot help thinking,' said Mrs. Micawber, with an air of deep sagacity, 'that there are members of my family who have been apprehensive that Mr. Micawber would solicit them for their names.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
5  Sometimes he listened with dignified interest to details of her businesses, nodding approval at her sagacity, and at other times he called her somewhat dubious tradings scavenging, highway robbery and extortion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
6  I had not a little relied upon Queequeg's sagacity to point out the whaler best fitted to carry us and our fortunes securely.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
7  Had any of the Hurons turned to look behind them, they would have seen the animal watching their movements with an interest and sagacity that might easily have been mistaken for reason.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
8  He could not come among us without betraying his sympathy for us, and, stupid as we were, we had the sagacity to see it.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  In the preceding year, Wellington, with the sagacity of foresight, had examined it as the possible seat of a great battle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—A
10  With the sad and innocent sagacity of childhood, Cosette measured the abyss which separated her from that doll.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—ENTRANCE ON THE SCENE OF A DOLL
11  And he pursued his road, walking rapidly straight ahead, and with almost an air of certainty, with the sagacity of a fox scenting a covey of partridges.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X—HE WHO SEEKS TO BETTER HIMSELF MAY RENDER HIS S...
12  Gavroche balanced on his heels, clenched both fists in his pockets, moved his neck around like a bird, expended in a gigantic pout all the sagacity of his lower lip.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII—THE MAN RECRUITED IN THE RUE DES BILLETTES
13  She was half sorry her sagacity had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
14  Morcerf asked leave to retire; he had to collect the documents he had long been preparing against this storm, which his sagacity had foreseen.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
15  Young ladies have great penetration in such matters as these; but I think I may defy even your sagacity, to discover the name of your admirer.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 57
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