Adjective "sane" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) of sound mind; not mad or mentally ill.
  1. 'If you go to your local restaurant and behave like a sane person, no one cares.'
  2. 'Either way, nobody knew the man's mental state, but it was believed he was perfectly sane.'
  3. 'Surely no sane person believes that this explosion of violence is restricted to our country.'
  4. 'Any sane person will agree that the culprit of the Kitwe accident cannot be described as a normal person.'
  5. 'The sane traveler takes with them an almost inexhaustible supply of patience.'
  6. 'I tend to think trading virtual futility for spiritual futility is a step no sane person would take.'
  7. 'Alana left in a hurry, leaving Angela wondering if her Mom had any sane friends left in Fallon Creek.'
  8. 'I wanted to prove to them that I was sane, and I figured the best way to do that would to act as calm as possible.'
  9. 'Every sane person will expect the Government to take sensible precautions.'
  10. 'Michael is also the most sane member of this very, very dysfunctional family.'
  11. 'a sane discussion of the important social issues of our time'
  12. 'There is no sane reason to review the acting or storyline in A Night To Dismember.'


1. free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind: a sane person.

2. having or showing reason, sound judgment, or good sense: sane advice.

3. sound; healthy.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be sane on murders."

"people can be sane in killings."

"people can be sane during months."

"people can be sane at times."

"officials can be sane at times."

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Early 17th century: from Latin sanus ‘healthy’.