Definition of sane in English:
1(Of a person) of sound mind; not mad or mentally ill: hard work kept me sane
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- The decision reopens a longstanding debate about whether mentally ill inmates can be executed if they are sane only while taking drugs.
- Any sane person will agree that the culprit of the Kitwe accident cannot be described as a normal person.
- Now that there have been two consultations, no sane person can claim that they have not had the opportunity to have their say!
1.1(Of an undertaking or manner) reasonable; sensible.
- Persuade me also that there's a sane reason for dropping Cadenza from National Radio.
- There is no sane reason to review the acting or storyline in A Night To Dismember.
- I know nothing about shoe repair and resizing so I was wondering if this is a sane undertaking or if I should just cut my losses.
early 17th century: from Latin sanus 'healthy'.
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- When he was writing at the beginning of the last century, such a word was ‘utopian’: ‘The mere utterance of it could damn any scheme, no matter how sanely conceived, of economic amelioration or regeneration’.
- No one could sanely oppose the purchase of up-to-date equipment; but many of our military challenges require a response from an army with substantial manpower.
- Regardless of which university we happen to be attending, one inevitably considers some variety of the question of how to live sanely in a difficult time.
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- ‘I'm not extreme at either end of the scale,’ he says, ‘I like to fly in a helicopter - it's truly exciting and an opportunity to make a living - but hiking up and skiing down adds a great degree of safety and saneness to any ‘big peak’ skiing.
- You think it's going to come down to procreating to ensure the future of saneness?
- ‘Having positive people around is a really important piece to keeping your saneness in having a baby,’ she said.