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Examples of savant in a Sentence
a savant in the field of medical ethics
Recent Examples of savant from the Web
But in the end it, too, is limited—a sort of electronic idiot-savant which excels at one particular mental task but is baffled by others.
There’s always a healthy dose of entrepreneurialism at Brainstorm Tech, and several startup savants will share their know-how at Brainstorm Tech.
These wedding savants who have arranged nuptials big and small, far and wide, and some for the pages of Vogue.
Hargrove portrays Samaras as a loving husband, attentive father, and engineering savant.
Production is handled by a plethora of beat-crafting savants and hip-hop mainstays.
Australia is the almost arbitrary place where this savant of letters was born.
Back by popular demand: Musical piano savant, improvisational comedian, singer and author -- yes, all these descriptions pertain to one man -- Sarge Pickman.
His role was to mimic Oklahoma’s superstar shooting savant, Buddy Hield.
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Did You Know?
Savant comes from Latin sapere ("to be wise") by way of Middle French, where "savant" is the present participle of savoir, meaning "to know." "Savant" shares roots with the English words "sapient" ("possessing great wisdom") and "sage" ("having or showing wisdom through reflection and experience"). The term is sometimes used in common parlance to refer to a person who demonstrates extraordinary knowledge in a particular subject, or an extraordinary ability to perform a particular task (such as complex arithmetic), but who has much more limited capacities in other areas.
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