Outnumbered and overpowered, it seemed as though sager had no chance.
He went down, and sager was on top of him before he struck the floor.
It appeared that Mrs. S— was the grand-daughter of a man whom "sager" had robbed of a large amount of money.
At seventy you are sager than ever, though scarcely so strong.
"Give them all anaesthetic except sager and Pederson," Reinhardt ordered.
sager instantly realized that he had delivered, inadvertently, a telling blow to Houston's mind.
The measure was agreed to in full council, but one of the sager mice inquired, "Who would undertake to bell the cat?"
This clipping Edwards forwarded to Mrs. S— in the hope that it might help her in her quest for "sager."
At first, sager was terrified when he learned what had happened to him.
He was well up in life, probably, before these sager views dawned upon him.
"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.