- sagacity (n.)
- c. 1500, from Middle French sagacité, from Latin sagacitatem (nominative sagacitas) "keenness of perception, quality of being acute," from sagax (genitive sagacis) "of quick perception, acute," related to sagus "prophetic," sagire "perceive keenly," from PIE root *sag- "to track down, trace, seek" (cognates: Old English secan "to seek;" see seek). Also used 17c.-18c. of animals, meaning "acute sense of smell."
- 1. It required a statesman's foresight and sagacity to make the decision.
- 2. Sagacity, unlike cleverness, usually increases with age.
- 明智和聪明不同, 通常是随着年龄增长的.
- 3. I hesitate to record the many other instances of his sagacity.
- 4. All his sagacity seemed to desert him.
- 5. These inventions had obtained for him the renown of more than human sagacity.
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