great wisdom or sound judgment:He did much to inculcate the image of a good prince, demonstrating his sapience at Oxford and doing justice with rigor and compassion.
the capacity to be self-aware:Language existed long before there was writing, emerging most likely at the same time as sapience, abstract thought, and the genus Homo.
- Rarely sa·pi·en·cy [sey-pee-uhn-see] /ˈseɪ pi ən si/ .
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How to use sapience in a sentence
"They come back when they learn to play ball above the ears," retorted Bean with crisp sapience.Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson
Another is an emblematic representation of the Tower of sapience, each stone formed of some mental qualification.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) | Isaac D'Israeli
His demure sapience was of the most intense order and it arose out of great mental excitement.Shadows of the Stage | William Winter
Artemas Ward made people laugh the moment they beheld him, by his wooden composure and indescribable sapience of demeanour.Shadows of the Stage | William Winter
"She's tremendously admired by some people," said Lady Mollie, shaking her head with a quaint air of sapience.Consequences | E. M. Delafield