"She'll make it, if any of her friends happen to be judges at the try-out," commented Judith sagely.
At the entrance, Verelst, pretexting a pretext, sagely dropped out.
No Elamite prisoner was hanged (as I had sagely conjectured) at any stage of the evolution of the Saca.
"First impressions are always best, I find," she said sagely.
"I didn't say they warn't dangerous," returned Latimer, sagely holding his head to one side.
"A woman is never too young to adore some man," said Marjorie, sagely.
Here is my little boy, grown into an historian, sagely philosophizing over the tragedies of 286 life.
"It takes two to make a quarrel, though," answered Tom sagely.
However, as Mr. Allen sagely observed, such conjectures were at present idle.
“Which will be the night after never,” declared Madeline Ayres sagely.
"wise," c.1300 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French sage "wise, knowledgeable, learned; shrewd, skillful" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *sabius, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere "have a taste, have good taste, be wise," from PIE root *sap- "to taste" (see sap (n.1)). Meaning "characterized by wisdom" is from 1530s. Related: Sageness.
kind of herb (Salvia officinalis), early 14c., from Old French sauge (13c.), from Latin salvia, from salvus "healthy" (see safe (adj.)). So called for its healing or preserving qualities (it was used to keep teeth clean and relieve sore gums, and boiled in water to make a drink to alleviate arthritis). In English folklore, sage, like parsley, is said to grow best where the wife is dominant. In late Old English as salvie, directly from Latin. Cf. German Salbei, also from Latin.
"man of profound wisdom," mid-14c., from sage (adj.). Originally applied to the Seven Sages -- Thales, Solon, Periander, Cleobulus, Chilon, Bias, and Pittacus.