savant

Part of speech: noun

A man of special learning.

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Usage examples "savant":

  1. The savant declared that nothing was easier, and supported his assertion by a number of actual performances. - "Modern Magic", Maximilian Schele de Vere.
  2. The title of savant is not more brilliant than formerly; but it is more imposing; it leads to consequence, to superior employments, and, above all, to riches. - "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.
  3. This is why you call me " the savant." - "French and Oriental Love in a Harem", Mario Uchard.