Examples of sane in a Sentence
No sane person could do something so horrible.
Leaving was the only sane option she had.
Recent Examples of sane from the Web
This is a safer place, a saner place, a place where surprise is welcome, disappointment is not distressing, where small joys suffice, a two-run inning is a celebration and a three-game winning streak is special.
What emerges from these artifacts is the story of women forced to work in unconventional ways to ensure their voices would be heard, who forged strong bonds to remain sane, and who created community when none could be found.
Our grandfather only needed to raise his hand and show us that the ends of three fingers had been mashed off in a hand press, and this was all the safety training a sane person really needed, even small boys.
But no brain scan or blood test or even DSM checklist can tell if someone is sane by law.
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Origin and Etymology of sane
Latin sanus healthy, sane
First Known Use: 1628
Synonym Discussion of sane
SANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sane for English Language Learners
: having a healthy mind : able to think normally
: based on reason or good judgment : rational or sensible
SANE Defined for Kids
Definition of sane for Students
1 : having a healthy and sound mind
2 : very sensible a sane policy
Legal Definition of sane
: mentally sound; specifically : able to understand one's actions and distinguish right from wrong
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