Sage is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of sage, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
EXAMPLES - Sage in a Sentence
- And for my family sage is a must in breakfast sausage. (source)
- For, it must be granted, the sage is a little intolerant. (source)
- And, just a word of sage counsel for your next movie role. (source)
- At squash planting time, the sage is about four inches high (source)
- When it starts to shimmer, stir in sage, rosemary and garlic. (source)
- The oldest known Chinese sage is Lao-Tze, the founder of Taoism. (source)
- "The sage will be your Sanskrit tutor," my parent announced confidently. (source)
- Among the mountains the sage is the chief material of the traveller's fire. (source)
- The sage is the man who knows how, at a given moment, to effect his own arrest. (source)
- The apathy or passionlessness of the sage is another of his most salient features. (source)
- Too bad sage is missing in my garden, but you gave me an idea for another dish, thanks! (source)
- The sage was the puppet of an artful old woman, who was the puppet of more artful priests. (source)
- These are to be found in the so-called sage-knife, and the modern (French) pattern of drawing-knife. (source)
- I agree with Chris from MeleCotte in Atlanta, who says she likes the word sage as well as the herb sage. (source)
- He's called the sage of South Central, long a popular figure in the Los Angeles area, now being heard nationally. (source)
- I think it is a better fit in sage brush, bitter brush, and other lighter brushy areas as well as marshes/wetlands. (source)
- This loss of flavor is particularly noticeable with sage, which is one of the easiest herbs to spoil by bad management. (source)
- Their course through the sage was a series of eccentric loops as each circled repeatedly downwind to catch the other's scent. (source)
- Moving north, we went over a mass of open-rolling sandhills with triodia, and that other abominable plant I call the sage-bush. (source)
- A bird that feeds on this plant, the so-called sage cock or cock of the plains (Tetrao Uriphasianus), has precisely the same taste. (source)
- The sage is subtle, overshadowed by the roast and hops; the hot peppers reach a crescendo way back in the throat, singeing the uvula. (source)
- The inexorability of the sage was a mere consequence of his calm reasonableness, which would lead him to take the right view from the first. (source)
- The ravioli ricotta e spinaci al burro e salvia (ravioli in sage butter) is the best I have ever had in my life - how do they make it so light? (source)
- The proposal calls for hiring people to tag sage grouse in areas where wind farms may be built, to help determine where turbines could be located. (source)
- This turkey breast, flavored with the traditional rosemary and sage, is also dusted with chili powder and served with a side of collard greens as a nod to Africa. (source)
- LAst year went Lope hunting and ranged what I thought was l50 yds in sage brush, turned out to be 325, but the 200 yds zero on a 25-06 held on back line dd th job. (source)
- Freudenthal, a Democrat, delivered a stern warning to wind-turbine developers, telling them to make sure their projects don't harm a small bird called the sage grouse. (source)
- Under the sage are the shallow forms of the jackrabbits, and in the dry banks of washes, and among the strewn fragments of black rock, lairs of bobcat, fox, and coyote. (source)
- This shrub is the _artemisia_ -- a species of wild sage or wormwood, -- and the plains upon which it grows are called by the hunters, who cross them, the _sage prairies_. (source)
- These are covered with pine and cedar, and the more open plains with bushes of wild sage, which is the characteristic plant in all the elevated plains of the Rocky Mountains. (source)
- The sage is a logician not from academic inclination but because life in accordance with nature and reason requires understanding events and the consequences which follow from them. (source)
- My sage is the conductor of my windmill, which dexterously catches the wind, and receives my corn, deposits it in the hopper, and grinds it equally, for the nourishment of myself and family. (source)
- The name sage, meaning wisdom, appears to have had a different origin, but as the plant was reputed to strengthen the memory, there seems to be ground for believing that those who ate the plant would be wise. (source)
- While condemning every attempt of a people to establish its own liberties, Alexander still believed that in some countries sovereigns would do well to make their subjects a grant of what he called sage and liberal institutions. (source)
- It was a good deal of fun, too, sneaking about afoot through the low brush, making believe that the sage was a jungle, the tiny pellets express bullets, the rabbits magnified -- I am sorry for the fellow who cannot have fun sometimes (source)
- Her doom had fallen upon her, but, instead of finding life no longer worth living she found it doubly significant, full of sweetness as the western breeze, beautiful and unknown as the sage-slope stretching its purple sunset shadows before her. (source)
- So we exchanged fancies while the train rolled over a track remarkable for its smoothness and leading ever onward across the vast, empty plains bare save for the low shrubs called sage-brush, and rising here and there into long swells and abrupt sandstone pinnacles. (source)
- This would account for the many analogies and resemblances to Masonry that we find in the moral teachings, the symbols, and the peculiar organization of the school of Pythagoras -- resemblances so extraordinary as to have justified, or at least excused, the rituals for calling the sage of Samos "our ancient brother." (source)
- In the first place the feet sink in the loose and sandy soil, in the second it is densely covered with the hideous porcupine; to avoid the constant prickings from this the walker is compelled to raise his feet to an unnatural height; and another hideous vegetation, which I call sage-bush, obstructs even more, although it does not pain so much as the irritans. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "sage" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 31 synonyms for sage.
astute, aware, careful, clever, contemplative, cunning, discerning, educated, enlightened, experienced, foresighted, informed, insightful, intelligent, intuitive, judicious, knowing, knowledgeable, learned, perceptive, reflective, sagacious, sapient, scholarly, sensible, sharp, shrewd, smart, sound, thoughtful, understanding
We have 6 antonyms for sage.
dull, kind, slow, stupid, unintelligent, unstylish
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sage from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
- (adjective) Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment.
- (adjective) Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment: sage advice.
- (adjective) Archaic Serious; solemn.
- (noun) Any of various plants of the genus Salvia, especially S. officinalis, having aromatic grayish-green, opposite leaves. Also called ramona.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) wise
- (noun) a wise man or spiritual teacher; a man of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher
- (noun) A savory spice, Salvia officinalis, also planted for ornamental purposes. Scientific name: Salvia officinalis
- (interjection) Word used in the email field of imageboards to prevent a bump of the post. Used as an option rather than a word in some imageboard software
- (verb) The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
- (noun) The sagebrush.
- (adjective) Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious.
- (adjective) Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose.
- (adjective) Grave; serious; solemn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Wise; judicious; prudent.
- (None) Applied to advice: Sound; well-judged; adapted to the situation.
- (None) Learned; profound; having great science.
- (None) Synonyms Sagacious, Knowing, etc. (see astute), judicious. See list under sagacious.
- (None) Oracular, venerable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
- (adjective) having wisdom that comes with age and experience
- (noun) a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
- (noun) aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
- (adjective) of the grey-green color of sage leaves