with a knowing or thoughtful expression; in a way that suggests careful reflection: By way of response, my father only puffed on his pipe and nodded sagely.
in a wise or judicious way; insightfully: As someone has sagely pointed out, today's idiot will be tomorrow's beacon of truth.
Rare. wise or judicious; insightful: A lot of people think that, like a sagely seaman who acquires wisdom and whiskers as his years trickle away on the sea, all traditions gain value as they age.
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How to use sagely in a sentence
That’s a far cry from 2017, when respectable investors mostly watched from the sidelines while financial sages like Warren Buffett and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon decried Bitcoin with terms like “rat poison” and “fraud.”The return of $20,000 Bitcoin: what’s different this time around | Jeff | November 18, 2020 | Fortune
Wrap the sweet potato in foil with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprig of rosemary, a few sage leaves, and a head of garlic halved width-wise, leaving the skins on.
Butter browned over medium-low heat with sage leaves is a great, simple option.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food | Christina Bernstein | November 12, 2020 | Outside Online
In a large bowl, combine the celery, onion, scallions, eggs, heavy cream, sage, thyme, salt and cayenne.This sheet-pan cornbread dressing has even more of the crispy, crunchy bits we love | Ann Maloney | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Whether or not you’re familiar with the long battle over habitat protections for this animal, Ahearn provides helpful on-the-ground context and thoughtfully discusses the sage grouse’s very shaky present.
Prick the bladder with a needle every so often,” she advises sagely, “to keep it from exploding.
"It's curious how attached one gets to a dog," said Perry sagely, resuming his rocking from heel to toe and toe to heel.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
I would back the intelligence against the accomplishments any day, said Hester, sagely.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
"Well, you'd better look out you don't get landed yourself," said Mollie sagely.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
"Some one ought to give Mr. Kerry the tip to get out and not give evidence," remarked Sibley sagely.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
It fully explained his eccentricities, John reflected sagely, as he mixed himself a grog.Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson