Definition of sane in English:


Syllabification: sane
Pronunciation: /sān




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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.


early 17th century: from Latin sanus 'healthy'.

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