- free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind: a sane person.
- having or showing reason, sound judgment, or good sense: sane advice.
- sound; healthy.
Origin of sane
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Examples from the Web for sanely
Then again, no one sanely doubts that it was the right decision.What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’
October 31, 2013
But why should a work planned so sanely have met with so fantastic a fate?Balthasar
One must see it sanely even in order to see that it is insane.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens
G. K. Chesterton
"To be anything but decently and sanely frank about," said Jane.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Let us, therefore, keep our heads, and look at the problem calmly and sanely.Home Rule
She has behaved patiently and sanely through a trying crisis.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
- sound in mind; free from mental disturbance
- having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense
- obsolete healthy
Word Origin and History for sanely
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.
- Of sound mind; mentally healthy.