sagacity

Part of speech: noun

The quality of being sagacious; ready and accurate judgment.

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Usage examples "sagacity":

  1. Cleveland had the sagacity to discover that the affections had their share in the change that he grieved to witness, but he had also the delicacy not to force himself into the young man's confidence. - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. Instead, he saw himself confronted by an individual whose reputation for sagacity in business was well known to him. - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
  3. Then Thomas Mason, our clerk, or my aunt would interfere, and he would protest and yield, having now by habit a great respect for my aunt's sagacity, which in fact was remarkable. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.