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Definition of Sagacity

  • The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
  • the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
  • the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

How to use sagacity in a sentence. Sagacity pronunciation.

They expatiate with great delight upon the almost human intelligence and sagacity of that noble animal; upon his courage "when he snuffeth the battle afar," and upon the undaunted spirit with which he rushes upon the enemy, and assists his master to work the destruction of his foes.
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The Children's Picture-Book of Sagacity of Animals.
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Western lawyers and politicians might not have the culture of Sumner, the polished elocution of Everett, the urbanity of Van Buren, and the courtly manners of Winthrop, but they had brain-power, a faculty for speech-making, and great political sagacity.
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But if man, enlightened by reflection and experience, brings to mature examination the prejudices of his childhood, he soon discovers a multitude of incongruities and contradictions which awaken his sagacity and excite his reasoning powers.
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Because, though simple in its basis, it forms in its developements and consequences, a complicated whole which requires an extensive knowledge of facts, joined to all the sagacity of reasoning.
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The noted case was won, a victory for the peace and dignity of the state, due wholly, it was said, to the energy and sagacity of the young district attorney.
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But there was in it a certain amount of common working sagacity.
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It appeared to them to be not so much a proof of the sagacity as of the activity of certain neutrals.
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The number of murders, at any rate, would be considerably reduced, he guessed with an air of great sagacity.
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A solid, dark, broad, rather heavy man; full of energy, and broad sagacity and practicality;-infinitely well affected to the man Emerson too.
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Woe to the reputation for political sagacity of the gentleman who had used the words "negligible" and "monumental farce"!
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The man who succeeds in this world is the man who has sagacity enough to gauge public sentiment ahead of time, and the courage to act on his beliefs.
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I have no doubt that some secret link of connection does and must subsist, however undiscoverable by human sagacity.
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And, if _he_ could not honorably withdraw from the mission with which God had charged him, far less could politicians and magistrates under any allegation of public inconveniences presume to obstruct or to make of none effect the sublime mysteries of art and sagacity with which the providence of God had endowed an individual for the relief of suffering humanity; the _hakim_ was a debtor to the whole body of his afflicted countrymen: but for that very reason he was also a creditor; a creditor entitled to draw upon the amplest funds of indulgence; and privileged to congregate his countrymen wherever he moved.
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For though none of us (not Mr. Babbage, we may be sure) seriously believes in the possibility of a resurrection occurring in these days, as little can any of us believe in the possibility that seven witnesses, of honor and sagacity (but say seven hundred) could be found to attest such an event when not occurring.
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He has a fine understanding: oftentimes his commentaries on the past are ebullient with subtlety; and his fault strikes us as lying even in the excess of his sagacity applying itself too often to a basis of facts, quite insufficient for supporting the superincumbent weight of his speculations.
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His greatest praise, and a very great one indeed, is-to have thrown the light of an original philosophic sagacity upon a neglected province of history, indispensable to the arrondissement of Pagan archaeology.
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It speaks volumes for her sagacity and skill that she never got things mixed up or made any such terrible mistake as letting one little Joseph find out what another was going to give him.
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His subsequent dignified conduct proves the answer of his Court. Talleyrand's craft and dissimulation could not delude the sagacity of Count Markof, who was, therefore, soon less liked by the Minister than by the First Consul.
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At the construction of this stupendous edifice-stupendous, not in magnitude, for many a parish church has since excelled it in size,[51] but stupendous in the wealth and magnificence of its ornaments-the wise king of Israel, with all that sagacity for which he was so eminently distinguished, and aided and counselled by the Gentile experience of the king of Tyre, and that immortal architect who superintended his workmen, saw at once the excellence and beauty of this method of inculcating moral and religious truth, and gave, therefore, the impulse to that symbolic reference of material things to a spiritual sense, which has ever since distinguished the institution of which he was the founder.
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Examples of Sagacity

Example #1
The Artillery claims that mules are entirely too stubborn, too cowardly, and too hard to manage for the purpose of their arm of the service.
Example #2
The "scientific" branch of service has always held that the proper animal to draw a field-piece is the horse.
Example #3
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Example #5
And they were generally more in sympathy with the people, having mostly sprung from their ranks.
Example #6
Indeed, one result of the election of Lincoln, and of the war which followed, was to open the eyes of Eastern people to the intellect and intelligence of the West.