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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
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.
Susan Spencer introduces us to several real-life savants: Ione and Steve Kuhner have been happily married for 42 years.
Tollett continues his leading role as AEG's artist-curation savant.
The effect of a 20 mph wind on a 1.62-ounce golf ball can be big and problematic and cause even the calmest golf savant to step away from a shot, if only to wipe the sweat from his palms.
Their daughters, Judy and Penny ( Taylor Russell and Mina Sundwall ), are savants, Penny at one point performing minor surgery on Mom while Judy talks her through it by radio, while encased in a frozen sinkhole.
Now, the scrub savants at Frank Body have come up with a mess-free solution: Express-o Coffee Scrub ($20).
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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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