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Sapience  n.  The quality of being sapient; wisdom; sageness; knowledge. "Woman, if I might sit beside your feet, And glean your scattered sapience."

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"Sapience" Quotes from Famous Books

... sublime critic; you, I doubt not, are one of those consummate connoisseurs, who, in their purifications, let humour evaporate, while they endeavour to preserve decorum, and polish wit, until the edge of it is quite worn off. Or, perhaps, of that class, who, in the sapience of taste, are disgusted with those very flavours in the productions of their own country which have yielded infinite delectation to their faculties, when imported from another clime; and d—n an author in despite of all precedent and prescription;—who extol the writings of Petronius Arbiter, ...
— The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Complete • Tobias Smollett

... learn to play ball above the ears," retorted Bean with crisp sapience. "How about old Cy Young? How about old Callahan of the Sox? How about Wagner out there—think he's only ...
— Bunker Bean • Harry Leon Wilson

... compassion. I said to myself hastily: 'Here's a brave fellow who is going to get scratched out. Attention. Here is a veritable mortal who is not exact. He's not a good student. Here is none of your heavy-sides, a student who studies, a greenhorn pedant, strong on letters, theology, science, and sapience, one of those dull wits cut by the square; a pin by profession. He is an honorable idler who lounges, who practises country jaunts, who cultivates the grisette, who pays court to the fair sex, who is at this very moment, perhaps, ...
— Les Miserables - Complete in Five Volumes • Victor Hugo

... now discussing whether my testimony that I am of such excessive natural funkiness as to be intimidated by a few threats into my matrimonial engagement is humanly credible.... I cannot at all comprehend why, at his frequent references to my alleged tiger-slaughters—which, with shrewd commonsense sapience, he seems to consider mere ideally fabricated fibs and fanciful yarns—the whole Court should be so convulsed with unmeaning merriment, nor why so stern a Judge does not make any attempt to ...
— Baboo Jabberjee, B.A. • F. Anstey

... affliction he thereby, And Fortune's freaks is wisely taught to bear; Of wretched life the only joy is she, And the only comfort in calamity; She arms the breast with constant patience, Against the bitter throes of Dolour's darts, She solaceth with rules of sapience, The gentle winds in midst of worldly smarts: When he is sad, she seeks to make him merry, And doth refresh his ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 486 - Vol. 17, No. 486., Saturday, April 23, 1831 • Various

... Persians waild such sapience to foregoe; And very sone the Macedonians wisht He would have lived; king Alexander selfe Demde him a man unmete to dye at all; Who wonne like praise for conquest of his yre, As for stoute men in field that day ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown

... son, illumined by an unaccustomed ray of sapience, "take care, Mutti. It is not certain that ...
— The Benefactress • Elizabeth Beauchamp

... of vertu most Goostly corages, most soveraygnely delite, The[174] giftes callyd of the Holy Goost, Outward figuryd be seven dowys white; Seyenge[175] to hym, lik as clerkes write, "God the fulfille with intelligence And with a spirit of goostly sapience ...
— A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483 • Anonymous

... Maid! O Maid and Mother free! O bush unburnt; burning in Moses' sight! That down didst ravish from the Deity, Through humbleness, the spirit that did alight Upon thy heart, whence, through that glory's might, Conceived was the Father's sapience, Help me to ...
— Our Lady Saint Mary • J. G. H. Barry

... of reasons, by wit, sapience, and wyll, quatre manieres de raisons, par sens, sapience, ...
— An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly • Anonymous

Words linked to "Sapience" :   depth, deepness, judgment, wisdom, profundity, sagaciousness, discernment, astuteness, know-how

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