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Having great wisdom and discernment.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sapiēns, sapient-, present participle of sapere, to taste, be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

sa′pi·ence n.
sa′pi·ent′ial (-ĕn′chəl) adj.
sa′pi·ent·ly adv.
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Noun1.sapience - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
deepness, astuteness, profoundness, profundity, depth - the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
know-how - the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
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So sang the Hierarchies: Mean while the Son On his great Expedition now appeer'd, Girt with Omnipotence, with Radiance crown'd Of Majestie Divine, Sapience and Love Immense, and all his Father in him shon.
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He was one of just six GOP House members with the guts and sapience to vote against the Iraq war.
'Tis said, wise Socrates look't like an Asse; Yet he with wondrous sapience filled was; So though our Newfound-Land look wild, saluage, She hath much wealth penn'd in her rustie Cage.
Innumerable are the factors involved in a five-Test series: as Jos Buttler has said with the sapience which marks him out as a future captain: "A Test is a test of everything."
Thus, first, the arts are made possible because of consciousness and memory: "Once autobiographical selves can operate on the basis of knowledge etched in brain circuits and in external records of stone, clay, or paper, humans become capable of hitching their individual biological needs to the accumulated sapience" (206).
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With the exception of dutiful TV appearances during the election campaigns, Merkel speaks so little to the Germans that it appears she doesn't have anything to say, or doesn't see a reason to explain herself or doesn't deem it necessary to convince anyone of her sapience. All this merges into the impression that she feels she herself embodies the country, similar to a monarch who makes rareness a sign of authority.
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In God's bosom we are told "Sapience doth sit, / The soueraine dearling of the Deity, / Clad like a Queene in royall robes" and "all with gemmes and iewels gorgeously / Adornd, that brighter than the starres appeare" (An hymne of heavenly beautie 183-187; Spenser 1959: 598).
Earth has had a century of peace after colonization by the Zhree empire, when Donovan Reyes, son of Earth's Prime Liaison, is abducted by Sapience, a human revolutionary group determined to end alien control.
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