Examples of sane in a Sentence
No sane person could do something so horrible.
Leaving was the only sane option she had.
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Months stretch into years, and while CK raises money, hires lawyers and pursues appeals, Colin, incarcerated at the New York state penitentiary in Dannemora, fights to stay sane, safe and hopeful.
Just try to stay busy, and my wife tries to keep me sane.
Any sane manager, trailing in an elimination game, would have pulled Hill in place of a hard-throwing righty reliever to face Bregman when even a single might have secured the title for Houston.
In other words, these two groups have their own little nanny-nanny-poo-poo going on between one another, and there’s no sane reason for Lake County to join the fray, thereby creating an even hotter mess.
But in Kimmy Schmidt’s world, there are no sane people, only the people who are obviously cracked and those whose imbalances take longer to suss out.
Its city council voted 4-2 (God bless those sane two) to de-annex the 345 acres and offer it up as the city of Amazon, upon approval from the state assembly.
In one concession to sane scheduling, Crotty doesn’t travel with the Heat.
But the bigger story is that Trump’s alternate reality is invading every aspect of American foreign and domestic policy, very much including those areas overseen by officials that have been deemed the sane ones.
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Origin and Etymology of sane
First Known Use: 1628See Words from the same year
Synonymsbalanced, clearheaded, compos mentis, lucid, normal, right, stable
Antonymsbrainsick, crazed, crazy, demented, deranged, insane, lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, unbalanced, unsound
Related Wordsanalytic (or analytical), clear, coherent, logical, rational, reasonable; even-keeled, judicious, levelheaded, sensible, wise; healthy, sound, unneurotic; well-adjusted, well-balanced
Near Antonymsbalmy, bananas, batty, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackpot, cranky [dialect], cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, fruity [slang], gaga, loco [slang], loony (also looney), loopy, meshuga (or meshugge also meshugah or meshuggah), moonstruck, nuts, nutty, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky); aberrant, delirious, disordered; delusional, delusionary, disturbed, neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoiac (also paranoic), paranoid (also paranoidal), psycho, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrenic, schizy (or schizzy); eccentric, odd, oddball, off, pixilated (also pixillated), potty [chiefly British], queer, strange; foolish, senseless, witless; irrational, mixed-up, unreasonable; depressed, despondent; distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, haywire, hysterical (also hysteric), raving, wigged-out; amok (or amuck), ape, ballistic, berserk, nuclear; fixated, monomaniac, monomaniacal, obsessed
Synonym Discussion of sane
- wise beyond his tender years
- the sage advice of my father
- the sapient musings of an old philosopher
- judicious parents using kindness and discipline in equal measure
- a prudent decision to wait out the storm
- a sensible woman who was not fooled by flattery
- remained sane even in times of crises
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