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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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Adv.1.sapiently - in a shrewd manner; "he invested his fortune astutely"; "he was acutely insightful"
References in classic literature ?
At the bottom of his heart he had often had a feeling of pity for this unhappy young man who suffered so; and he laid the request of number 34 before the governor; but the latter sapiently imagined that Dantes wished to conspire or attempt an escape, and refused his request.
Their saving grace was a truth commission, sapiently releasing anger to spill where hurt harbours healing.
As Ernest Renan would sapiently note later in the century, bad history is the handmaiden of nationalists.