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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
First recorded in 1620-30, sane is from the Latin word 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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  • But why should a work planned so sanely have met with so fantastic a fate?

    Balthasar Anatole France
  • One must see it sanely even in order to see that it is insane.

  • "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 Harold Spender
  • She has behaved patiently and sanely through a trying crisis.

  • sanely, logically, methodically, everything had been thought out.

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  • He talked to her beautifully and sanely, and sent her away actually uplifted.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • I'm not morbid and we never did have any sickness—we lived too sanely for that.

    One Way Out William Carleton
  • After all, looking at it sanely, it didn't amount to so very much, what she had made.

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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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