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sane

[seyn] /seɪn/
adjective, saner, sanest.
1.
free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind:
a sane person.
2.
having or showing reason, sound judgment, or good sense:
sane advice.
3.
sound; healthy.
Origin of sane
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin sānus healthy
Related forms
sanely, adverb
saneness, noun
nonsane, adjective
nonsanely, adverb
nonsaneness, noun
Can be confused
sane, Seine.
Synonyms
2. reasonable, sensible, judicious, level-headed.
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  • After all, looking at it sanely, it didn't amount to so very much, what she had made.

    The Creators May Sinclair
  • But why should a work planned so sanely have met with so fantastic a fate?

    Balthasar Anatole France
  • It was the thing the whole world wanted and which we ourselves wanted as much as the rest, and we could not sanely throw it away.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • One must see it sanely even in order to see that it is insane.

  • For Stuart to behave so sanely was indeed a most alarming sign of madness in him.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • She has behaved patiently and sanely through a trying crisis.

  • He is the modern man who touched life most widely, penetratingly, and sanely.

    The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
  • He talked to her beautifully and sanely, and sent her away actually uplifted.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • "To be anything but decently and sanely frank about," said Jane.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for sanely

sane

/seɪn/
adjective
1.
sound in mind; free from mental disturbance
2.
having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense
3.
(obsolete) healthy
Derived Forms
sanely, adverb
saneness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sānus healthy
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Word Origin and History for sanely

sane

adj.

1721, back-formation from sanity or else from Latin sanus "sound, healthy," in figurative or transferred use, "of sound mind, rational, sane," also, of style, "correct;" of uncertain origin. Used earlier, of the body, with the sense of "healthy" (1620s). Related: Sanely.

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sanely in Medicine

sane (sān)
adj.
Of sound mind; mentally healthy.


sane'ness n.
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Related Abbreviations for sanely

SANE

sulfur and nitrogen emissions
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