Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Keen; shrewd; wise; quick of scent, as a hound.

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Usage examples "sagacious":

  1. Several of the most distinguished peers who had hitherto remained at Westminster fled to the court at Oxford; nor can it be doubted that, if the operations of the Cavaliers had, at this season, been directed by a sagacious and powerful mind, Charles would soon have marched in triumph to Whitehall. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  2. But she was a sagacious woman, and she discerned something more than the fatigue of the journey, something more than grief for her mother, in the girl's depression. - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. She stopped once more- the Don pricked up his sagacious ears. - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.